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Queer Town Hall: Voting During COVID

Tune in this Tuesday, May 5, at 6 p.m. on YouTube Live https://www.youtube.com/c/basicrights) and Facebook Live (https://www.facebook.com/basicrights/live) for our live captioned Queer Town Hall on voting during COVID.

Oregon’s vote-by-mail primary is coming up on May 19, but COVID-19 has impacted the political landscape in serious ways here and across the country. From Wisconsin voters having to choose between their health and voting at the polls, to campaigns and ballot measures shifting to no-contact outreach, we’ll talk with local experts about what’s on Oregon’s mail-in ballot and how you can (safely) get involved with campaigns that matter to you:

-Megin McDonell, Executive Director, Fair Wisconsin, who will discuss the difficult and dangerous Wisconsin primary

-Sami Alloy, Yes on IP 44: The Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act, who will talk about shifting campaign outreach during COVID

-Ana del Rocío, Executive Director, ColorPAC and Oregon Futures Lab, who will discuss the impact on voters and candidates of color

-Jeanne Atkins, Former Oregon Secretary of State and former chair of the Oregon Democratic Party, who will discuss the importance of Oregon’s vote-by-mail system

-Samantha Gladu, Executive Director, Next Up, who will discuss voter access and outreach, particularly for historically disenfranchised voters

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About the Queer Town Hall
In an effort to develop community and stay connected and informed during these trying times, Basic Rights Oregon has set up weekly Queer Town Hall on Tuesday nights starting at 6 p.m. Streaming live across YouTube and Facebook, we’ll be speaking with a wide variety of experts on issues that matter most to you, including healthcare, housing, employment, discrimination, and more. It’s your chance to ask your questions and have your voice heard, so join in!

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