RICHMOND, Va. -- You'll have the chance to hear from some of the candidates running for governor here in Virginia Thursday night.
The 2021 Virginia Gubernatorial Candidates Forum is being held Thursday on Zoom and Facebook live.
The event is sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
"This is a time for us to voice our concerns in regards to who will represent us in the next election. You know, our national president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. always reminds us that we have power in our voices and our voice is our vote," said Tonya Brown-Fletcher, President of the Petersburg Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Seven candidates will be participating -- four Democrats and three Independents.
Organizers said they are hosting this event because they feel political awareness is central to public service.
"This will also be an awareness piece for all voters in the community to be informed on the times that they should check their voter status, register to vote and see if their voting rights have been restored. So, this is very very important," said Brown-Fletcher.
CBS 6's Shelby Brown will be emceeing the event - which kicks off at 6 p.m.