Two candidate forums are taking place this week focused on educating the public
HARLINGEN, Texas — Voters in the Rio Grande Valley have a chance to watch two candidate forums with a difference this week — those that focus solely on public education.
The forums are hosted by Raise Your Hand Texas, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting public education in Texas.
One of the forums takes place tonight, starting at 6 p.m. Candidates answering questions about their position on public education are those running for Texas House District 37.
Then, on Thursday, it’s the turn of the candidates running for Texas Senate District 27. Again with a start time of 6pm.
Voters can attend the forums in person. Both forums are held at the Harlingen Chamber of Commerce located at 311 E. Tyler Ave. Harlingen, TX 78550. Everyone is welcome to attend and the event is free.
Voters can also watch the forums online, via the Raise Your Hand Texas Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RYHTSTexas
“Raise Your Hand Texas is excited to present For the Future, a series of nonpartisan candidate forums leading up to the 2022 primary election. Each candidate forum focuses solely on public education issues and Assembly candidates. Texas Legislature, which plays a huge role in shaping the resources and requirements of every public school in Texas. All candidates on the ballot are invited to participate, and no candidate is approved,” said Giovanni Escobedo, Raise Your Hand Texas Regional Advocacy Director for South Texas.
Escobedo pointed out that Raise Your Hand Texas has held similar candidate forums across the state.
Here are the forum registration links:
HD 37 on 02/22 at 6:00 p.m.: https://advocacy.raiseyourhandtexas.org/texas_house_district_37_for_the_future_forum
SD 27 on 02/24 at 6:00 p.m.: https://advocacy.raiseyourhandtexas.org/senate_district_27_for_the_future_forum
Editor’s note: The main image accompanying the report above shows Giovanni Escobedo, Regional Advocacy Director for South Texas for Raise Your Hand Texas.
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