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Sun, Feb 28, 2021 at 4:00 PM
The Benicia-Vallejo branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will co-host a free Zoom program, with Andrea Miller, founding Board Member of the Center for Common Ground and the Reclaim our Vote (ROV) Campaign.
Individuals may join the Zoom meeting by using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85743045142?pwd=aVZaVlpsZE5zQ1NreVJUTXlqNzVsZz09. Alternatively, users may go to the link www.zoom.com and enter the following information:
The Meeting ID is 857 4304 5142.
The Passcode is 087356.
Miller will discuss the past 2020 election and how volunteer involvement led to successful voter turnout.
The Center for Common Ground is a 501(c)3 organization. Since late 2017, its nonpartisan Reclaim Our Vote (ROV) campaign has reached millions of voters of color in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia. For the 2020 election including the primaries, the General election, and the Georgia Jan 5 runoff, ROV reached 13.7 million voters. The campaign distributed 9 million postcard addresses, sent 2.9 million text messages, and made 1.7million phone calls.
Miller’s program will outline the challenges ahead including the need for civic education and engagement and how individuals may get involved. Some of the topics Miller will address include:
- Empowerment of underrepresented voters, specifically focusing on young adults from the ages of 18-24, of all races and all ethnicities.
- Advocacy for federal act S1/HR1, known as For the People Act (For the People Act.) This Act would mandate that all states must allow early voting, voting by mail and online voter registration. It also includes provisions to reform redistricting, campaign finance, and restoration of the right to vote after release from prison.
- Advocacy on the Equal Rights Amendment.
Please RSVP to [email protected] .
To join the American Association of University Women, please visit the website http://beniciavallejo-ca.aauw.net/
or call Carolyn Fallon, membership co-chair, at 707-746-6070
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