TODAY at 10am: 2022 RI Gubernatorial candidates to participate in early childhood voter forum

 TODAY at 10am: 2022 RI Gubernatorial candidates to participate in early childhood voter forum
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PROVIDENCE, RI – The RIght from the Start Campaign and Children’sFriend are hosting a 2022 RI Gubernatorial candidates forum to discuss the issues impacting the state’s youngest children. This voter information forum will focus on the main questions: What will our next Governor do to ensure the well-being of our youngest children? Children have been especially hard hit by the COVID pandemic, and the systems set up to help children and families were struggling even before this. How will the next Governor turn things around? Topics will range from addressing the early education workforce and child care crisis, to Head Start, Pre-K, DCYF leadership, the waiting list for Early Intervention, and more.



2022 RI Gubernatorial candidates, including:

  • Governor Dan McKee*
  • Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea
  • Helena Foulkes
  • Matt Brown
  • Luis Daniel Muñoz
  • Ashley Kalus


*Due to COVID-19, Governor McKee will be remotely delivering a video message.



Tuesday, August 23, 2022

10:00am – 12:00pm



Children’s Friend Friendship Center (350 Point Street, Providence, RI 02903)



The event will be outdoors with a playground as the backdrop (if inclement weather, event will be moved inside). The program will start with children from Children’s Friend singing a song.


About the RIght from the Start Campaign

RIght from the Start is a legislative and budget campaign led by eight organizations to advance equitable state policies for babies, young children, and families in Rhode Island. While we have made significant progress recently, more policy reforms and investments are needed to ensure all young children, regardless of race, ethnicity, family income, or zip code get off to the right start in life! Learn more at and find the campaign on Facebook (@RIghtFromTheStartRI) or on Twitter (@RIghtStartRI).

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