The Race for City Hall

Latino, Jewish activists host mayoral forum

One week before voters head to the polls, leaders in Boston’s Latino and Jewish community will get a chance to grill the candidates running for mayor on a range of issues, such as education, jobs and immigration during a roundtable discussion tonight, organizers said.

The roundtable, whose mission is to build alliances between the two communities through dialogue, will be held at 6 p.m. at the Anti-Defamation League’s New England office downtown.

Robert Trestan, regional director for ADL New England, said the Latino and Jewish communities have been working together for years around such issues as eradicating anti-immigrant rhetoric.

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Both communities are well sought-after constituencies whose residents have a strong interest in the outcome of the race for mayor, he said.

People “should expect a diverse and open conversation about some of the issues that affect both communities that includes support for immigration reform, that includes educating children from both communities, [and] that includes anti-bias programs to ensure that the city of Boston remains a welcoming community for Latinos and Jews.’’

The Anti-Defamation League is a nonpartisan organization and does not endorse or oppose candidates for political office.

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