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Ready to Vote in June 2021?
webinars to help you prepare

This webinar series is designed to help voters who are new to voting in local elections get informed about the issues. They are free and open to all. You can pre-register for each on zoom or watch on Facebook.

1. Wait!? There are elections in 2021?

Most local elections are held in off-years. We will discuss

  • what local elected officials do
  • how the city and county interact
  • what it takes to be a voter
  • why the June Democratic primary is the main election in Rochester
  • Is it a democracy if only a few people vote?
Melanie Funchess Angie Perez-Delgado
Melanie Funchess, CEO/Principal,  Ubuntu Village Works LLC Angie Perez-Delgado, CEO, Ibero-American Action League

Date: Wednesday, April 21, 6:30pm
Watch now on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSsO041f3Po

2. Voting after a felony conviction

Most former felons can vote. We need their voices. Our panelists speak from experience about voting after a conviction and other forms of community activism.

Richardo Adams Jalil Abdul Muntaqim  Rudy Rivera
Ricardo Adams, Commissioner of Education Jalil Muntaqim, Community Organizer, Citizen Action Rudy Rivera, Executive Director, Father Tracy Advocacy Center

Date: Wednesday, May 5, 6pm
Watch at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwvYSTI0Vmg&t=9s

3. Police accountability

Police violence is a problem here. Rochesterians voted to create a police accountability board in 2019. What is happening? What more needs to happen? What are the roadblocks?

Shani Wilson Myra Brown
Shani Wilson, Chair, Police Accountability Board Myra Brown, Pastor of Spiritus Christi Church

Date: Wednesday, May 19, 6pm
Watch at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4MDDn_6e7s

4. Why bother? Activists share their thoughts

We all have limited time. We ask some activists why they spend their time getting civically involved.

Jill Paperno Reenah Golden Ashley Gantt
Jill Paperno, First Assistant Public Defender, Monroe County Public Defender's Office Reenah Golden, founder of Avenue Black Box Theatre Ashley Gantt, Civil Rights Organizer at NYCLU and co-founder of Free the People Roc

Date: Wednesday, June 2, 6pm
Watch at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGFBiLELCac

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