MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Black Clergy Collaborative of Memphis (BCCM) is scheduled to host a question forum with Shelby County District Attorney nominees Amy Weirich and Steve Mulroy on Monday, June 27 at St. Andrew AME Church from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
BCCM said doors will open at 6 p.m. The forum will be moderated by Metro Commercial Appeal Columnist Tonyaa Weathersbee.
Throughout the forum, both nominees will answer questions submitted by Shelby County citizens.
Many believe that high emotions caused by the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade will affect upcoming Shelby County elections.
BCCM said that it strongly encourages Shelby County residents to attend the meeting, reminding voters that the Shelby County election outcome will set the tone for how crime and issues that directly impact minorities will be handled.
The BCCM also noted the lack of trust that is present in the city's current legal system.
The BCCM accepted questions from Shelby County residents until Friday June 24. Residents were required to submit their written questions and concerns by completing a question form.
All questions were blindly submitted, protecting each individual's identity.
The questions submitted will be presented and discussed during the forum, the BCCM said. BCCM also said that they will screen each question to make sure that it is applicable to the candidates and appropriate, not pertaining to or prying into the candidate's personal lives.
BCCM said that they reserve the right to rephrase or reword questions that are submitted for clarity.