This post is not about Social Security Disability Law but I wanted to highlight an upcoming talk by a phenomenal leader. During this past few months I volunteered on a campaign called “Reclaim Our Vote” run by the non-partisan organization Center for Common Ground. (The Center for Common Ground is not affiliated with “Common Ground Solano/Napa/ an IAF organization.) The mission of the Center for Common Ground is to empower under-represented voters to fully participate in elections. During this past federal election, I helped to coordinate volunteers to write post cards and encouraged volunteers to make calls to get out the vote in states where there is a history of voter suppression.
One of the founding board members of the Center for Common Ground, Andrea Miller, was the strategist behind the Reclaim Our Vote Campaign. With her vision, she grew the organization and with thousands of volunteers, was able to get out the vote and to make voting more accessible. Voting suppression has not ended with this election and there is more work to do. I asked Andrea Miller if she would be willing to give a Zoom talk to volunteers in Solano County as to what is on the road ahead and what we can do to help. Fortunately, she agreed! So I am happy to announce that the American Association of University Women, Benicia/Vallejo has agreed to sponsor her talk and will be joined by volunteers with Center for Common Ground and Vallejo-Benicia Indivisible.
The event will take place on Sunday, February 28, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. on Zoom. Please contact me for the zoom link. Ms. Miller will speak on the following topics:
- 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. It is not dead!
A question and answer session will follow the presentation. The event is open to the public and is free. Again, please contact me for the Zoom link. Hope to see you there.