Atlanta (Aug. 11, 2022) — The 19th is excited to announce “Equality on the Ballot,” an evening of live conversations this September exploring the midterm elections and core issues facing our democracy. Stacey Abrams, Georgia’s Democratic nominee for governor and a leading advocate for voting rights, leads the program in a keynote conversation with The 19th’s editor-at-large, Errin Haines. The event will also feature critical conversations about what’s motivating women, especially women of color and LGBTQ+ people, to vote in state and local elections this November.
Teen Vogue and Live Nation Women’s voter mobilization initiative, BEAUTIFUL NOISE, join as partners for the event, which will bust myths around monolithic voting blocs and explore how recent legislation — like anti-LGBTQ+ bills and rollbacks on reproductive rights across the country — has pushed people on the margins to defend their personhood. Speakers include: Melanie L. Campbell CEO and President, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, Convener, Black Women’s Roundtable; Anthony Michael Kreis, Assistant Professor of Law, Georgia State University; and Aisha Yaqoob Mahmood, Executive Director, Asian American Advocacy Fund.
Three-time Grammy nominee, poet, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and activist Allison Russell will also perform, including songs from her critically acclaimed debut album “Outside Child”.
“This election cycle, voters have the opportunity to weigh in on a number of critical issues, from public spending and infrastructure to reproductive rights, gun safety, elections integrity, LGBTQ+ legislation and climate change,” said Amanda Zamora, co-founder and publisher of The 19th. “Women, especially women of color and LGBTQ+ people, will acutely feel the impact of the midterms. We are honored to make space for important conversations about what’s motivating the electorate, and to meet our communities in Atlanta for the first time in person.”
“Equality on the Ballot” will be held for an in-person audience at Atlanta’s Buckhead Theatre on Monday, September 19, and a watch party will be held for online viewers on Thursday, September 22.
For full details on both events and to register for “Equality on the Ballot,” please visit: https://19thnews.org/events/equality-on-the-ballot-atlanta/
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