A group asking Bozeman to adopt a Women’s Bill of Rights is hosting a forum on the upcoming municipal elections.

The event is Oct. 30, at the Bozeman United Methodist Church, located at 121 S. Willson Ave. Attendees can meet with city commission and mayoral candidates beginning at 6:30 p.m. The forum will start at 7 p.m.

The forum will focus on diversity, equity, fairness and inclusion. Candidates will be asked questions on a handful of topics, including affordable childcare, economic insecurity and discrimination.

The group has called for the city commission to adopt the international Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and to appoint a task force to create an action plan with local solutions. By taking these actions, the group hopes Bozeman will work to end gender discrimination.

The Bozeman for CEDAW Initiative is holding the event with help from Bozeman Business & Professional Women, Bridgercare, Child Care Connections, Gallatin Sunrise Movement, Montana National Organization for Women, Montana State University’s F-Word, MSU’s HEART Initiative and the Bozeman United Methodist Church.

Ballots for the election were mailed to registered voters on Oct. 16. Those who aren’t registered to vote can do so at the county elections department, which is in room 210 of the courthouse at 311 W. Main St., up to and on Election Day. Ballots can be returned in person or by mail and must be received by 8 p.m. on Nov. 5.

Perrin Stein can be reached at 406-582-2648 or at pstein@dailychronicle.com. Follow her on Twitter @PerrinStein.

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