Michigan’s Children’s Sandbox Party’s first two candidate forums of the 2018 campaign season took place from shore to shore on July 25. First, we went to the Zeeland Early Childhood Center, where parents of young children posed questions for eight candidates for state House and Senate. Then we traveled back to The Children’s Center in Detroit where a room of parents and other concerned community members listened while candidates for Congress and the state Senate explained why they were the right people to lead policy efforts in their area. Their questions focused on issues of child care, transportation and housing, mental health and education and more.