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The 19th Represents

Equality on the Ballot

Originally aired in-person on Sept. 19, 2022 and online Sept. 22, 2022
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The 19th is heading to Atlanta this September! But, if you’re not in Georgia, you can catch the online watch party of “The 19th Represents: Equality on the Ballot” on Thursday, September 22.

Editor-at-Large Errin Haines will interview Democratic nominee for governor of Georgia, Stacey Abrams, who has become a leading advocate for voting rights on the national stage. We’ll also 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. 

We’re also featuring a performance by Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Allison Russell.

Click the button below to watch a recording of the event.


Stacey Abrams
2022 Democratic candidate for Georgia governor
Melanie L. Campbell
President/CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, convener of the Black Women’s Roundtable
Julia B. Chan
Julia B. Chan, Editor-in-Chief, The 19th
Errin Haines
Editor-at-Large, The 19th
Chanel Haley
Gender Policy Manager, Georgia Equality
Anthony Michael Kreis
Assistant professor of law, Georgia State University
Aisha Yaqoob Mahmood
Executive director, Asian American Advocacy Fund
Lexi McMenamin
News and Politics Editor, Teen Vogue
Allison Russell
Three-time Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter
Virginia Kase Solomón
CEO, League of Women Voters 
Amanda Zamora
Amanda Zamora
Co-founder and Publisher, The 19th 


Doors open and welcome reception | 6:00 p.m. 

Welcome | 7:00 p.m. ET

  • Amanda Zamora, Co-founder and Publisher, The 19th (she/her)

Myth-Busting Voting Blocs and Monoliths | 7:05 p.m. ET

We’ll dive into the results of The 19th’s first political poll and explore how voters—in the South and beyond—are approaching key issues like health care, the economy and the environment. Plus, we’re bringing together a group of experts to break down the myth that certain affinity groups — especially Black Americans and Latin American communities — vote as monolithic voting blocs. 

  • Melanie L. Campbell, CEO and President, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation; Convener, Black Women’s Roundtable (she/her)
  • Anthony Michael Kreis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Law, Georgia State University (he/him)
  • Aisha Yaqoob Mahmood, Executive Director, Asian American Advocacy Fund (she/her)
  • Moderator: Julia B. Chan, Editor-in-Chief, The 19th (she/they)

Keynote Conversation: Stacey Abrams | 7:40 p.m. ET

  • Stacey Abrams, Democratic Nominee, Governor of Georgia (she/her)
  • Moderator: Errin Haines, Editor-at-Large, The 19th (she/they)

When the Ballot Gets Personal | 8:00 p.m. ET

Every election is high stakes — but how do marginalized groups engage with an election like the upcoming midterms in Georgia and Pennsylvania when their identities or core rights are on the ballot? This fall, many people are voting for their lives. We’re talking to local and national leaders about the rollback of reproductive rights across the country, as well as the rise of anti-trans and anti-gay legislation. 

  • Chanel Haley, Gender Policy Manager, Georgia Equality (she/her)
  • Virginia Kase Solomón, CEO, League of Women Voters (she/her)
  • Moderator: Lexi McMenamin, News and Politics Editor, Teen Vogue (they/them)

Reception and Performance from Allison Russell | 8:30 p.m. ET  

  •  Allison Russell, Grammy-Nominated Singer and Songwriter (she/her)

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