Flights & Rights Tri-Cities - Voting Rights

Date: 
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
Red Lion Hotel and Conference Center Pasco

Flights & Rights is our free community series featuring important civil rights issues and great beer in the Red Lion Hotel and Conference Center Pasco !

Over the past five years, Latinx communities in Pasco and Yakima successfully fought election systems that prevented them from having an equal and meaningful opportunity to elect representatives of their choice to City Council. And just last year, the ACLU and allies celebrated the passage of the Washington Voting Rights Act, which helps to ensure that every voter has an equal opportunity to elect the candidate of their choice and empowers local governments to fix the widespread problem of voter exclusion in local elections.  We have seen great strides in voting rights, but many Washington residents still face barriers when participating in one of the cornerstones of our democracy.

Join Staff Attorney Breanne Schuster and community leaders to discuss how far we have come, the challenges ahead, and ongoing work to defend the right to vote. We'll have a Spanish speaking translator at the event! Join us and learn how you can get involved. All ages welcome!