In one of the most consequential elections of our times, local Seattle community organizers have organized an event “My Vote My Voice” #MyVoteMyVoice on October 22 from 7pm to 9pm at Capitol Hill’s Optimism Brewing. Featured speakers include Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson and American Muslim of the Year- Aneelah Afzali!
I am honored to have the privilege of speaking alongside them together with Erin Albanese, one of my co-founders of the Washington Immigrant Defense Network.
Given the current state of affairs in our country, an election has never been more important. Whether it is immigration, education, climate change, healthcare, Medicaid- all of these issues are at risk. It is not an exaggeration to say democracy is at risk.
If you care about democracy, about humanity, you must pay attention. Your voice has never been more important- use it. Vote! November 6th 2018! See you on October 22 at 7pm at Optimism Brewery! RSVP, please attend and please do find me to say hello!
Details below copied from the Facebook Event:
Please join us on Monday, October 22, 2018 / 7-9:00pm at Optimism Brewing for #MyVoteMyVoice, an evening of voter activation and community celebration. Last year we came together as a community to stand against hate with the SEA NO H8 event. This year it’s all about voter activation–activating ourselves, our community and those across the country! SPEAKERS Include: 7:15pm: WA State Attorney General Bob Ferguson
7:30 Claudia Castro Luna, Washington State Poet Laureate
7:40 Aneelah Afzali, Executive Director of the MAPS-AMEN (American Muslim Empowerment Network)
Additional speakers: Erin Albanese, Founder, Lawyer Moms of America & Tahmina Watson, co-founder of Washington Immigrant Defense Network
GREAT MUSIC: DJ Megabooty of KBCS 91.3 FM’s weekly show, “Megabooty and Funkscribe Present” — soul from the 60’s & 70’s FOOD TRUCKS & DRINKS: food truck fare and Optimism brews or non-alcoholic options. WIN collectible art prints from Amplifier. Their work has elevated protests all over the world with powerful images advocating for human rights.
VOTER ACTIVATION TABLES: with leading businesses and nonprofits: Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii Lawyer Moms of America Washington Immigration Solidarity Network Washington Immigrant Defense Network Civic Link Vote With Me Amplifier Art Lab Indivisible Washington’s 8th District Seattle Indivisible 91.3 KBCS Cupcake Royale Optimism Brewing Company #MYVOICEMYVOTE: We will be featuring the best #MyVoteMyVoice voter activation video challenge submissions and letting you know how to get involved to have your vote “heard.” MEET THE FOUNDERS of Lawyer Moms of America, a Seattle-area non-profit helping immigrant children currently in federal detention and sign their pledge to free 12,800 children 9pm: MARCH ON THE BALLOT BOX: we close the night with a live-music accompanied march through the Capitol Hill streets to turn in our ballots at the ballot box. Don’t forget to bring them with you! And much more! Or just chill out and enjoy your community! Sponsors: Amplifier, Cupcake Royale, Lawyer Moms of America, WA Immigrant Solidarity Network -Red de Solidaridad de Inmigrantes en WA, Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii, VoteWithme, SEA NO H8, CivicLink, the Washington State Indivisible Podcast, KBCS 91.3 FM This event is open to all and free of charge with tickets from Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/myvotemyvoice-tickets-50893098628 We would like to get a count so please book your free tickets. This event will “sell” out! Optimism Brewing Company is open to people and dogs of all ages. You must be 21+ years-old and show ID to purchase beer. Organizers: Maggie Cuevas, SEA NO H8, Kat Martin, Tax March, Stephan Cox, WA State Indivisible Podcast For questions, please contact Maggie at maggiecu124(at)gmail.com