Virtual climate forum to be held for congressional candidates


With the restrictions on gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Citizens’ Climate Lobby is opting for a virtual town hall forum.

The Indianapolis chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby will serve as the host for the Indiana 5th Congressional District Candidate Forum at 7 p.m. April 22.


The nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy organization’s forum has five confirmed candidates appearing:  Democrats Jennifer Christie, Andy Jacobs and Dee Thornton and Republican Matthew Hook and Libertarian Ken Tucker 

“The forum topic is ‘Prioritizing the Climate and Clean Energy Jobs as we Rebuild our Economy,’” said Greg Kempf, media coordinator for the chapter. 

The forum was originally scheduled as a live town hall at Carmel City Hall but will be presented as a Zoom meeting 

Registration is open to the public with signup at, which also allows those interested to submit a question that may be chosen to be asked of the candidates.

Kempf, who will serve as moderator, will introduce the candidates from their biographical information.

“Then they each have three minutes to respond to the topic question,” Kempf said. “All remaining questions will be two-minute responses: There will be one or two more common questions and one or two individual questions for each candidate, depending on time.

The Indianapolis chapter of the CCL was created five years ago. The national organization was founded 13 years ago

For more, visit or visit Citizens’ Climate Lobby Indiana on Facebook.


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