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ACORN hosts New Orleans candidate forum

By Catherine Cuellar, KERA 90.1 Reporter

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Dallas, TX –

Catherine Cuellar, 90.1 Reporter: ACORN, which has aided thousands of hurricane survivors in north Texas over the past six months, is sponsoring a Family Recovery Festival Saturday in Dallas. Katrina Survivor Association chair Katie Neason says the event will include a political forum with various candidates for political office in New Orleans.

Katie Neason, Chair, Katrina Survivor Association: "We also will have registrations for absentee voting. We're going to sign people up for the trip to Shreveport to do early voting on the 10th and the 15th."

Cuellar: Representatives from agencies offering employment, child care, health care, and tax assistance will also have booths. Transportation is available if requested by Friday.

What: ACORN Katrina Survivor Association Family Recovery Festival
When: Saturday, March 25, 11 am to 6pm
Where: ACORN, 5353 Maple Ave. at Butler, Dallas
For more information call 214-823-4580, ext. 241