Alicia Purdy to Participate in Candidate Forum with NAACP, CANA and League of Women Voters


May 27, 2021, Albany, N.Y. — Albany mayoral candidate, Alicia Purdy, who is running on the Conservative and Republican lines, will be featured on a multi-candidate Q&A forum sponsored by the Council of Albany Neighborhood Associations, the NAACP Albany NY Branch and the League of Women Voters. During the event, Purdy will publicly present her position on a number of significant issues in the city of Albany.

Topics on the agenda range from policing in minority communities and the Albany Community Police Review Board, to shootings and street crimes, the modifications being made in Lincoln Park, the holiday lights display in Washington Park, and a diminished tax base, as well as other pertinent issues in the city.

According to Purdy:

“This year’s mayoral election will be the most critical election in a generation in the city of Albany. It is imperative that Albany residents understand who their candidates are and that they are informed of the plans each candidate has for their city. I believe that it is a fundamental right of every citizen to have access to their leadership and, to my dismay, I frequently hear from people about Albany’s history of secrecy and inaccessibility in City Hall. This event will provide Albany’s residents important information about the candidates who are running for the office of Mayor of Albany, and will present each platform first-hand so that Albany’s residents can make an informed choice about the future of our city when they fill out their ballots.

I encourage every resident, every business owner and landlord, every student, every politician across the state, every lawmaker, every neighborhood leader, every relative and friend of an Albany resident, every person who visits Albany or conducts business in the city to watch and participate in this significant event. Albany is the capital city of the greatest state in America, and if we are going to see our city transform after decades of struggle, the people of Albany will be those who must demand it. This forum is a tremendous opportunity to start the process of finally turning the tide in our favor in our great city.”

The online forum will take place on June 1, 2021 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Democrat incumbent Kathy Sheehan and her primary Democrat challenger Valerie Faust will also be presenting their platforms during the event. Susan Arbetter, host of Spectrum News Capital Tonight, will moderate the forum.

NOTICE: The forum may be viewed at and will be livestreamed on Facebook @AlbanyNYNAACP. Voters may submit questions in advance of the event, until May 30, through an online form at

To contact Alicia for a statement or interview, or to schedule a meet and greet, fundraiser, or to be part of “The Listening Tour”, email


Published by Alicia Purdy

Alicia Purdy is an independent, multi-media journalist with an M.A. in Journalism and a B.A. in Broadcasting. Learn more at:

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