So far, the forums have been successful! We have had many community members in each district show up and engage the candidates with very helpful questions on the important public health issues that matter most to each area. The candidates have made time to hear their potential constituents' concerns and share their position on each issue. The forums have been a valuable resource for everyone involved.
Monday, September 13, 2010
We are very excited to have these forums recorded by WisconsinEye and posted to their Web site.
The forums recorded here are the 77th AD forum, held in Madison on Sept. 7th, the 8th AD forum in Milwaukee on Sept. 9th and the 10th AD forum in Milwaukee Sept. 10th.
To help you navigate, here are the times for the tobacco-related questions in each forum.
77th AD Forum (total time, 1 hour and 13 minutes):
05:10 - 10:33 Presentation on the burden of tobacco in our state
24:00 - 30:17 Question about continued funding for tobacco prevention and control efforts
36:10 - 42:30 Question about closing the tax loophole on other tobacco products
8th AD Forum (total time, 1 hour):
After the introduction until 15:00 One of the organizers discusses the burden of tobacco in our state
26:00 - 30:03 Question about support for financing of tobacco cessation programs for Vets
34:35 - 39:08 Question about continued/ increased funding for tobacco prevention and control efforts
10th AD Forum (total time, 1 hour and 18 minutes):
13:25 Question about closing tax loophole on other tobacco products
23:10 - 27:20 Question about supporting funding for tobacco prevention and control efforts
27:20 - 36:00 Question on what candidates ideas are to keep kids from smoking in their district
48:40 - 52:32 Question about whether candidates would pressure stores to ID kids buying alcohol and tobacco
57:25 Question about candidates thoughts on talk of repealing the smoke-free air law
01:03:50 Question on candidates thoughts on reducing the number of stores in area that will break up packs and sell individual cigarettes to kids and what will they do to stop this
P.S. Community/Candidate Forums will continue until the General Election on Nov. 2nd!
Continue checking our blog for where and when those will be taking place!