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What's a Ballot and Who's On It?
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 @ 12 PM ET
The US Constitution began operation in 1789 at the time only allowing white, property-owning men the right to vote. 130 years later, and after significant struggle, some women received the right to vote in 1919. After even greater sacrifice and trial, in 1965 the passage of the Civil Rights Act granted all people, and all women, full voting rights in America. The freedom to vote is America’s most important political right outside of the original Bill of Rights, and it is also the most hard-won right.
This webinar will focus on how to use your voting rights to secure elected officials who represent your community, experiences, and needs. We will discuss the consistent lack of women on most ballots, and how you can help improve women’s political representation with the power of your vote.
You’ll leave this webinar better able to:
- Understand the importance of women’s political representation
- Intentionally evaluate your ballot
- Pursue action toward recruiting and supporting more diverse candidates