One of the ongoing efforts of the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce is to enable the voting public to be informed and able to base their voting decisions on information provided directly from the candidates. Therefore, as we have in the past, the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce will be undertaking a series of events that comprise our Election Education Initiative.
The first of these events will be individual video interviews with each candidate. During the individual interviews, a panel of Chamber leaders will discuss issues of importance to our membership, the business community and the citizens of the City of Shreveport and/or Parish of Caddo. These responses will be recorded and shared with our members and the public. You can see examples from past elections, on our YouTube channel.
These interviews will be conducted at the Chamber offices and will be done one at a time. The questions will be drawn directly from those submitted by our members. Each candidate will be asked the exact same questions and in the same manner. Once filming is complete, we will upload these interviews to YouTube, Facebook and our website. The videos will be showcased in two ways; one set of each candidate answering the same question; and the second set of videos will be of each candidate, answering every question in order.
The second element of the initiative will be a series of forums. We are currently finalizing the timing and details for each forum and will announce those in the coming weeks.