UPDATE: Northern Arizona Interfaith Council is cancelling their Candidate Accountability Forum on Sept 28 at The Church of the Red Rocks due to unforeseen changes in candidates’ schedules. One example is the ASBA sponsoring a valuable televised debate on education the same day. NAIC will hold a public forum in the fall to discuss pressures and challenges to our community as well as a strategy for action. The date and location will be announced soon.
Sedona AZ (September 11, 2014) – The public is invited to a “Candidate Accountability Forum” hosted by the Northern Arizona Interfaith Council (NAIC) Sunday September 28, 3-4:30PM at Church of the Red Rocks, 54 Bowstring Dr., Sedona. The event is free but attendees should register to attend.
Candidates running for Governor, State School Superintendent, and District 6 Senate and House seats will be asked to comment on issues related to the common good.
According to Linda Martinez, NAIC co-chair, the goal of the forum is to impress upon the candidates the impact their decisions and policies at the state level have on the lives of real people in our northern Arizona communities. To illustrate the impact of state level decisions, community members, teachers, health care recipients and professionals will share personal stories and facts so the candidates can hear how state policies have affected them.
Candidates will then be asked specific, prepared questions about their positions on education and healthcare, including mental health issues. Candidates will also be asked to commit to meeting with NAIC leaders within one month after the forum to begin a dialog and to ensure access toand a relationship with the officials during the length of their term in office.
NAIC is a broad-based, non-partisan community organization that builds leadership for civic participation across lines of race, class, and religion. NAIC teaches community members skills of civic leadership and organizing for the common good around issues such as education, senior care, economic empowerment, mental health, housing and dignity for all.
According to Martinez, “NAIC accountability forums are unique in that they are about civic participation, speaking truth to power and building relationships with our elected officials.”
To register, contact Linda Martinez, 928-239-0074 or email@example.com.