Two candidates’ forums for key local races are scheduled for October 16.
The Children’s Agenda will host a forum for county executive and County Legislature candidates at the new Schottland Family YMCA, 2200 Jefferson Road in Pittsford, from 7 to 9 p.m. Candidates will be asked to discuss child care, child abuse and neglect, programs for pre-school children, and other services for children and youth.
The forum will be co-hosted by the United Way, the Monroe County Medical Society, the local chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Action for a Better Community, Catholic Family Center, TCA Interfaith Collaborative, ROC Acts, Parents Helping Parents, the Early Childhood Development Initiative Advocacy Committee, and the Greater Rochester After School Alliance Advocacy Committee.
Five community groups will hold a forum for South District City Council candidates at Monroe High School, 164 Alexander Street, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sponsoring the event: the League of Women Voters, NBN Sector 6, the South Wedge Planning Committee, the Swillburg Neighborhood Association, and the Upper Mt. Hope Neighborhood Association.
The Children’s Agenda advocates for effective policies and drives evidenced-based solutions for the health, education and success of children. We are especially committed to children who are vulnerable because of poverty, racism, health inequities and trauma.