KPIX TV (CBS 5) anchor Dana King moderated the event, which was streamed live on the KPIX website (sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/) and Community Media Center of Marin (cmcm.tv/special)
The forum was co-sponsored by Dominican, MarinKids, and the League of Women Voters of Marin County. King is chair of the MarinKids Leadership Committee.
The town hall format was designed to engage the audience and give the public a chance to submit questions. There were two sessions, starting with Assembly candidates Michael Allen and Marc Levine, followed by Congressional candidates Jared Huffman and Dan Roberts.
“Decisions made at the federal, state and local level impact all our residents,” King said prior to the event. “This forum will be a great opportunity for the audience to interact with the candidates and hear where they stand on issues important to everyone, including children and their families.”
About Marin Kids: MarinKids is a countywide, multi-sector initiative dedicated to lifting children to the top of the agenda for electeds, appointeds, and other decision-makers. MarinKids focuses its policy advocacy efforts on three core issues: access to healthcare, access to education, and eliminating childhood obesity. The initiative also seeks to advance policies that mitigate child poverty and promote social equity for all children and youth in Marin. We are the single unifying voice and resource advocating for the general welfare of all children and youth in Marin from birth to 21 years of age.
About The League of Women Voters of Marin County: The League of Women Voters of Marin County is a nonpartisan political organization open to both men and women. We encourage the active and informed participation of citizens in government and influence public policy through education and advocacy.
About Dominican University of California: Dominican enjoys a century-long reputation for excellence in scholarship, research, and community outreach. The University offers more than 40 academic programs to 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students. Dominican’s mission is to educate and prepare students to become ethical leaders and socially responsible global citizens. The University is committed to diversity, sustainability, and the integration of the liberal arts, the sciences, and professional programs.
Sarah Gardner, 415-485-3239, firstname.lastname@example.org