Join VA BLOC, Ivy Baptist Church, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. – Lambda Omega Chapter as we host a summer series on important topics for us to get our questions answered straight from the experts.
Session 1: Voting Rights
The first session will be held May 25, 2021 at 6:30pm. Our panelists include:
- Leah Aden, Deputy Director of Litigation with the NAACP LDF
- Delegate Marcus Simon, Chair of the House Privileges and Elections Committee
- Tram Nguyen, Co-Executive Director of New Virginia Majority
- Cia Price, Director of VA BLOC
Join us to find out about Virginia’s new voting laws, why protecting voting rights is important, what’s new with redistricting, and what you can do to help!
An invite from Action Squad Member Ms. Kass
Leah Aden, the Deputy Director of Litigation at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), will be talking about the work LDF does in court cases around the country to protect #VotingRights. Read more about Aden and her work here: https://www.naacpldf.org/about-us/staff/leah-c-aden/
Tram Nguyen, the Co-Executive Director of New Virginia Majority (NVM), will discuss the new voting laws passed since 2020 and her work to fight against voter suppression in VA and across the country. In fact, she recently took a leave of absence to work alongside Stacey Abrams as Fair Fight’s Voter Protection Director for the Georgia runoffs! Read more about Nguyen and her work: https://www.newvirginiamajority.org/about_staff
Del. Marcus Simon represents the 53rd District in the VA House of Delegates and is Chair of the House Privileges and Elections Committee. He is also a member of the Virginia Redistricting Commission and will give updates on and answer any questions about the #Redistricting Commission and help demystify the current map-drawing process. Read more about Del. Simon and his work here:
Our final panelists are…US! We are excited to join YOU and our additional panelists, where we will dive deeper into making sure you’re ready to vote in this year’s elections!
Thank you to our partners!
We want to take the time to give a special THANK YOU to our partners for our Summer Virtual Town Hall Series. A vital part of advocacy is coalition-building by forming partnerships with those committed to bettering their communities. Ivy Baptist Church and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated- Lambda Omega Chapter has continually shown their passion and commitment to this work. We can’t say thank you enough for their partnership!
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