Candidate Forum - August 23, 2016
The Children's Movement of Florida, in partnership with Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County and League of Women Voters, held the “Strong Start for All Children” Candidate Forum for Senate District 19.The four contenders in the hotly contested Democratic primary -- Rep. Ed Narain, Rep. Darryl Rouson, Augie Ribeiro and former Rep. Betty Reed -- told dozens of people in the audience about their values and pledged to continue looking fir ways to support increased investment in early childhood. Despite a downpour before the event, the turnout from Hillsborough and Pinellas residents was strong. Candidates also discussed potential funding sources for early childhood programs, the importance of parental involvement and how to work with a Republican-controlled Legislature to pass effective bills.
Outreach and Engagement Coordinator