This week we’re gearing up for and looking forward to our upcoming briefing, The Word on Election R.A.P. (election reform, administration and protection): Why it Matters and how we can Engage, happening this Wednesday in San Francisco.
The Word on Election RAP: Why It Matters and How We Can Engage will be an opportunity to define and discuss the impact and importance of election reform, administration and protection issues on low-income communities of color, particularly in California. This briefing brings together community-based organizing leaders with leaders from civil rights and “good government” groups as well as election officials to explore the possibilities, challenges and needs of communities of color to monitor, influence, and provide leadership around how elections are run.
8:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am Welcome by Cedric Brown, CEO, and Mario Lugay, Program Officer, Mitchell Kapor Foundation
9:30 am The Word on Election Reform & Election Administration
Moderator: Roger Kim, Executive Director, Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN)
- Efrain Escobedo, Executive Liason, Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder
- Jessamyn Sabbag, Deputy Director, Oakland Rising
- Kathay Feng, Executive Director, Common Cause
11:00 am Break
11:15 am The Word on Election Protection
Moderator: Alicia Garza, Executive Director, People Organized to Win Employment Rights (POWER)
- Edward Hailes, Jr., General Counsel/ Managing Director, Advancement Project
- Eric Marshall, Manager of Legal Mobilization, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
- Rashad Robinson, Executive Director, Color of Change
12:30pm Lunch & Closing