Students let mayoral candidates know what matters to them

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015
VIDEO: Mayoral candidates field questions from students
The mayoral hopefuls were taking notes on their concerns and ideas for the future.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- With the mayoral election right around the corner, the candidates are hitting the streets to get the pulse of the people, including the young minds that will shape the future of the city.

Melissa Murray Bailey and Jim Kenney met with 4th and 5th graders at the school district's Rendell Center for a fun and informative forum held by former governor Ed Rendell.

And while these students aren't old enough to vote, they are certainly wise enough to know one important thing, as one student told the candidates: "The new mayor has the power to make our schools and city better."

The goal of the event was to let candidates Melissa Murray Bailey and Jim Kenney know the issues that matter to the students.

The mayoral hopefuls took notes on their concerns and ideas for the future, and both candidates said they were extremely impressed.

The forum held by these 150 school kids was streamed live to classes across the city.