POSTPONED: New Voters, New Districts: A Young People's Town Hall - Thu, 06/04/2020 #cal-notice
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POSTPONED: New Voters, New Districts: A Young People's Town Hall
Due to the current political climate, OneVirginia2021 and the Greater Good Initiative have decided to postpone tonight's event with a tentative rescheduling for the end of June. While gerrymandering and institutional racism are inextricable, we do not want to detract from the current focus on police brutality and systemic racism pervasive in our country. However, we believe this event will be a valuable addition to this conversation in the future. Please stay tuned for further details.
Reforming the redistricting process is especially important for young voters now because legislative districts are only drawn once every ten years following the Census. The districts that will be drawn in 2021 will determine politics for the next decade. To truly have a say in our future, we need to have a say in our districts. In Virginia, there’s a constitutional amendment on the 2020 ballot to establish Virginia’s first-ever citizen-led, bipartisan redistricting commission. This is a historic opportunity to increase voter power, and the support of young people is critical. Join us on June 4th at 5:00 PM (EST) to learn more about the current fight for redistricting reform in Virginia, and across the country, and how you can make a difference.
We will be hearing from an exciting panel of experts, public officials, and young changemakers on their perspectives on this important issue. Joining the panel will be:
Brian Cannon, Executive Director of OneVirginia2021
Del. Dan Helmer, Democratic Delegate HD-40
Sen. Jill Vogel, Republican Senator SD-27
Adam Ashley, Co-Founder and President of the Greater Good Initiative
Jasmine Jones, Organizing Director of Rock the Vote
Hannah Knittig, Virginia State Director of Generation Ratify and Creative Director for Youth Climate Strike
Most importantly, we want to hear from young change-makers about the issues you're passionate about, and discuss how we can work together to advance a better world by ending gerrymandering. Can you make it? RSVP here: bit.ly/youngpeoplestownhall