First Coast Connect: Kids & The 2016 Legislative Session

Several local legislators joined host Melissa Ross on a special “On The Go!” edition of First Coast Connect April 5th to discuss the 2016 legislative session and children’s issues. The roundtable, an extension of the annual Jacksonville Kids Advocacy Workshop, was held at the Jessie Ball duPont Center.

This roundtable was hosted by the Healthy Start Coalition, Jacksonville Children’s Commission, Jacksonville Public Education Fund, Nonprofit Center of Northeast FloridaUnited Way of Northeast Florida and WJCT.

IMG_0412[1]Sen. Audrey Gibson (D-Jacksonville), Rep. Charles McBurney (R-Jacksonville) and Rep. Mia Jones (D-Jacksonville) discussed wins, losses and important topics related to kids.

Listen to the broadcast here!

After the legislative recap, Jessie Ball duPont Fund President Dr. Sherry Magill discussed their organization’s work in transforming the building, while Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida President Rena Coughlin talked about the results of their new survey covering benefits and compensation in this area’s nonprofit community.