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Cedar Rapids mayoral candidates speak out on diversity equity and inclusion

For the first time since announcing their campaigns, Mayor Brad Hart, Tiffany O’Donnell and Amara Andrews joined at a community event.

Hosted by the African American Professionals of Iowa, the community had the chance to ask the candidates about their perspective on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Many of the questions received were on the verdict of the George Floyd case and each candidate’s stance.

“A lot of the questions was wondering how do they feel about diversity- equity and inclusion- how do they plan to implement it and track it,” said president of African American Professionals, Brandon Jackson.

The African American Professionals of Iowa said they plan to host similar events in the future so voters will know the impact those on the ballot plan to make on the issues that mean the most to them.

This article was originally posted by CBS Iowa 2. Click here to read on.

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