Thursday, September 21, 2006

MCC Candidate Forum


2006 You Decide Tampa Bay: Meet Your Candidates Forum

Equality Florida is joining forces with the Metropolitan Community Church of Tampa and HRC to give you the opportunity to talk with the Tampa Bay candidates you'll be voting for on November 7th.

Your invited to be an instrumental part of this forum. As we make preparations, we want to know what questions or issues you'd like the candidates to address. Send your question or comment and the candidate its intended for, along with your full name and address, to by 12:00 P.M. on Wednesday, September 27th.
Thursday, September 28, 2006 7-9pm Tampa Metropolitan Community Church (406 East Cayuga Street Tampa, FL 33603)This event is free and open to the general public.
On November 7th, you'll get to decide if the candidates who support equality and fairness will represent you in Hillsborough County, Pinellas County, Tallahassee, and Washington DC. It is so important that each and every one of us become an informed voter and vote to elect fair-minded individuals to public office.

Equality Florida has joined with Tampa MCC and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) to co-sponsor the 2006 -You Decide Tampa Bay Meet Your Candidates Forum. We have invited all of the local, state and federal level candidates for whom Tampa Bay residents will be asked to vote. During the forum, each of the participating candidates will have an opportunity to address the crowd and will be asked questions by a panel of community leaders. Many of those questions will come from you.

If you have a question for a specific candidate or candidates running for a specific office, you are encouraged to email your question(s) to by 12:00 P.M. Wednesday, September 27th. Please include your first and last name and address. See you at the forum.


mightbeMIKE said...

I would like to know which of the candidates have confirmed their attendance at the forum. Thanks

ranbar said...

Don't forget about the forum being sponsored by the central Tampa neighborhood assocoations (OSH, SESH, SSH, Sulphur Springs, Tampa Heights & Riverside Heights) and B'Gosh. It will be held on October 10th at 7:00pm (doors open at 6:00pm). It was tentatively scheduled for the Baptist Church on Hills & Neb, but they declined wothout reason a few days ago. We are currently looking at the new Stetson Law School facility in Tampa Heights. We have invited the candidates for govenor, state senate dist 18, state reps districts 47, 58, 59, and county commission districts 3, 5 and 7. Already confirmed are:

State Rep 58 Alfred Ruiz R
State Rep 59 K.C. Bowick R
State Rep 59 Betty Reed
County Comm. Dist 3 Kevin White D
County Comm. Dist 3 Ken Anthony R
County Comm. Dist 5 Joe Redner D

Only Charlie Crist has declined. I am still waiting to hear from the other candidates and will post updates as I get them.

This forum is an excellent way for Central Tampa to show it's interest in the political process, meet the candidates and nail down their positions on the issues. I hope that we can pack the house!