Washington, D.C. faces extreme disparities in voting and voter participation that prevent fair representation in elected officials. More Voice DC is working to eliminate these obstacles and develop solutions for the future. More Voice DC is will be hosting its More Democracy DC Town Hall, to address ongoing issues in D.C.’s voting process.
For those who do not know what is More Voice DC, it is a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding the voice of Washingtonians in the political process and making sure that DC residents are educated about how to most effectively use their voice. Washington, D.C. faces extreme disparities in voting and voter participation that prevent fair representation in elected officials. More Voice DC is working to eliminate these obstacles and develop solutions for the future.
The purpose of the More Democracy DC Town Hall is to bring residents into one setting and participate in a public brainstorming discussion about obstacles in local democracy and develop actionable solutions for restoring trust in the local D.C. government. Some of the topics include the lack of African-American male voter participation, ranked-choice voting, mobile voting, automatic voter registration, and more.
Community leaders from the city’s most diverse wards 7 and 8, which face some of the biggest obstacles in voting equity, will open the event. Participants include multiple community activists, Akosua Ali, NAACP DC Chapter President, Candidate for District of Columbia Council, Kymone Freeman, We Act Radio, Ambrose Lane Jr., Million Man Vote, and community business owners.
Residents will participate in an open forum with leaders that are a part of and understand their communities, as well as the solutions that would be most beneficial. There will be several breakout sessions to discuss specific subjects in detail. Event partners include the NAACP, We Act Radio, and Million Man Voters.
The event will be taking place this Saturday, March 11th, 2023 from 10 AM – 2 PM at Ketcham Elementary. (1919 15th St., SE Washington, DC 20020)
We had a chance to speak with Sean Dugar, the Executive Director of More Voice DC to learn more about the non-profit organization and its upcoming event.