Join Us for a “We Demand Democracy” Virtual Town Hall

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Jan 12, 2021 View / Comment Online  Donate 

Join us on Saturday, January 16th at 7 PM for a “We Demand Democracy” Virtual Town Hall. You can REGISTER HERE.

Last week, our democracy has just survived an unacceptable attack, as a violent mob incited by the President attacked the US Capitol in an attempt to change the outcome of the election and disrupt the peaceful transition of power. There’s a lot of work to do to repair the damage caused by Trump and his enablers. But, we have an opportunity with the new Congress, to transform our democracy with the passage of HR 1 and HR 4.

The WV NAACP, Our Future WV, and the WV Citizens for Clean Elections coalition invite you and your organization to join us and the Declaration for American Democracy in the movement to pass the For The People Act (HR 1) and the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act (HR 4) to protect and strengthen the sacred right to vote and return the power of our democracy to the people.

Join us on Saturday, January 16 at 7 PM for a virtual “We Demand Democracy” town hall to learn more and hear from our panelists about how  these reforms will eliminate challenges to our right to vote, increase access to the ballot and transform our democracy into one that reflects the needs of West Virginia residents and all Americans.

RSVP for the town hall here and receive the link to join. Attendees will be able to ask questions of our panelists in the chat. You can also submit questions in advance to info@wvoter-owned.org

WHO: A coalition of racial justice, environmental, women’s rights, good government, and other organizations and individuals who want to take back our democracy and restore power to the people. We believe that we must build a democracy where everyone participates, every vote is counted, and everyone’s voice is heard.

Moderator: Reverend Ronald English, retired pastor of First Baptist Church, Charleston and former assistant pastor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Panelists:

  • Owens Brown, President, WV NAACP
  • Julie Archer, Coordinator, WV Citizens for Clean Elections
  • Takeiya Smith, Youth Organizer, Our Future WV 
  • Delegate Chad Lovejoy, 17th District (representing parts of Huntington and Cabell County) 

WHAT: We Demand Democracy Town Hall in support of the For The People Act (HR 1) and the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act (HR 4). HR 1 is a once-in-a-generation democracy reform package to clean up our political system, expand and protect voting rights, end gerrymandering, and counter the power of big money in politics. HR 4 would restore and update the full protections of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA) — the most effective civil rights legislation in the history of the United States. 

WHEN & WHERE: Saturday, January 16 at 7 PM on Zoom

WHY: Making pro-democracy reforms a priority is the key to making progress on all the other pressing policy issues facing our state and country. We have the opportunity to enact change – and we must do so together. 

In Solidarity,

Julie 

Julie Archer, Coordinator
WV Citizens for Clean Elections

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Julie Archer

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