WOMEN’S MARCH HOLD FREE COMMUNITY FORUM ON BREAKING DOWN VOTING BARRIERS IN OAKLAND
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Black Women Organized for Political Action & more join on Saturday, June 2 at 10AM as a part of #PowerToThePolls national tour
WHO: Women’s March will be hosting a free community forum to break down barriers around voting in the East Bay Area as a part of their #PowerToThePolls nationwide tour at the Oakland City Hall on Saturday, June 2 from 10am-2pm PST.
Participants/speakers will include: Director of Public Affairs at Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Lupe Rodriguez, San Francisco Lighthouse for the Blind’s Lisamaria Martinez, Women’s March Empower Youth Leader Winter BreeAnne, Women's March Oakland Youth Leader Lily Conable, The Justice Collective’s Ellie Tumbuan, and Black Women Organized for Political Action’s LaNiece Jones.
WHAT: 2018 is a consequential election year and every East Bay vote deserves to be heard. However, many members of the community still face barriers to bringing their power to the polls. The free community forum will provide resources and tools to combat these obstacles and how to fight to remove them. Topics of discussion will include: voting access for people experiencing unstable housing,
people with disabilities and language barriers, and for the youth. The forum will also hold space for immigrant communities to discuss how they can become civically engaged.
#PowerToThePolls, which kicked off in Las Vegas on the first anniversary of the historic Women’s March on Washington in January, is a multi-state tour in target swing states to register new voters, engage impacted communities, and harness our collective energy to advocate for policies, as well as elect more women and progressive candidates that reflect our values.
WHERE: Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612 from 10am-2pm PST
Enter on 14th Street, use 12th Street BART. To register for the town hall, please click here.
To RSVP or for more information and interview requests, please contact LaNiece Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.