The Berkshire NAACP had hoped to host a debate at Conte Community School in Pittsfield between Congressman Richard Neal and his primary challenger Tahirah Amatul-Wadud, a Springfield Lawyer.  Ms Amatul-Wadud had accepted the invitation, but Congressman Neal has declined.  Consequently, the planned debate is cancelled.

Berkshires NAACP President Dennis Powell spoke with station WAMC.  Read a transcription of his interview here.