Sister Mary Scullion not pleased with late, absent candidates at homelessness forum

 Project HOME's Sister Mary Scullion welcomes an estimated 400 people to Thursday night's mayoral forum. (Photo from Jim Kenney campaign Twitter feed)

Project HOME's Sister Mary Scullion welcomes an estimated 400 people to Thursday night's mayoral forum. (Photo from Jim Kenney campaign Twitter feed)

“On election day,” said Sister Mary Scullion, according to the Inquirer, “it’s important for us to take note who showed up today.”

Those words were uttered in connection with Thursday night’s Vote For Homes’ Real Solutions for Hunger and Homelessness Mayoral Candidates Forum, which drew an estimated 400 people to the Broad Street Ministry.

According the Inky report, just Jim Kenney and (Republican candidate) Melissa Murray Bailey were there from the start. Lynne Abraham showed up a half hour late, and Nelson Diaz and T. Milton Street Sr. showed up a half hour after that.

Sending representatives in their stead were Tony Williams and Doug Oliver, who were both at a Mayor’s Commission on African American Males forum at Universal Audenried Charter School.

(Oliver campaign spokesman Mustafa Rashed noted that, “As board chair of the Veterans MultiService Center whose mission is to end veterans homelessness by 2015 I felt more than comfortable to go on his behalf and hear the issues affecting our most vulnerable citizens.” Williams proxy Omar T. Woodward said he was proud to be there as well.)

You can read the Inquirer‘s report from the forum via this link. For more reports from South Broad Street, check the #VoteForHomes tag on Twitter.

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