Hear what voices from across the country have to say about voter advocacy. Our panel includes Erika Anthony, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Cleveland VOTES; Dianna Williams, Organizing Manager of Texas Advocates for Justice; Maggie Bush, Programs and Outreach Director for the League of Women Voters of the US; and host Frances Yllana, AIGA Design for Democracy Committee Chair and AIGA national Board Secretary. Find out what the pain points are for voter advocacy leaders, what keeps them involved, and why civic engagement and voting are so important. We’ll also talk about how voter advocacy work can be community-centered and inclusive of people who are often marginalized in voter advocacy efforts.
Erika Anthony is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Cleveland VOTES, a nonpartisan org that works with community partners towards equitable civic engagement.
Dianna Williams is the Organizing Manager of Texas Advocates for Justice, a nonpartisan organization focused on the criminal legal system. Diana advocates for people in the criminal justice system and life after parole for new voters.
Maggie Bush is the Programs and Outreach Director for the League of Women Voters of the US. Maggie writes about voter engagement and manages the League’s nationwide voter engagement partnerships and programs.
Host: Frances Yllana, AIGA Design for Democracy Committee Chair and AIGA National Board Secretary. In her professional life, Frances is the Senior Manager of Design Operations, Coforma.
Aired live on Thursday, September 28, 2002 at 3:00 p.m. ET.