Where: Most Holy Trinity Parish, 1300 N. Greasewood Rd.
Hosted by PCIC, Literacy Connects and the University of Arizona College of Education, candidates for local and state political offices will asked to tell voters how they will solve the many problems Arizona schools face.
"An accountability session differs from a forum in that the candidates may not speak on the issues they choose to push," says Marjie Hrabe, Deaconess at St. Mark's United Methodist Church. "Instead, they will be expected to respond with a 'yes' or 'no' to specific questions of concern to the audience, then explain their positions. Those elected will then be expected to take responsibility for their actions on these issues during the time they hold office."
Those who have accepted invitations to the accountability session include candidates for the Arizona Legislature, Dr. Randall Friese, Rep. Ethan Orr, Rep. Victoria Steele and Demion Clinco and Chris Ackerley; for the Pima Community College Governing Board Richard Duran and Mark Hanna, and for Arizona Attorney General Felecia Rotellini.
Issues to be discussed include school funding, curriculum and the future of Pima Community College. Other discussion issues will address health care, immigration, poverty, economic development and Prop. 415, the 2014 County Bond for funding an animal care center.
"Accountability sessions are important because they offer voters a rare opportunity to hear candidates talk directly on issues instead of giving prepared stump speeches," says PCIC leader Mari Helen High of St. Mark's Presbyterian Church. "The format obliges candidates to answer our questions directly and without ambiguity."
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