The recording includes ASL interpretation and closed captioning.
From limiting abortion and how we vote to erasing transgender youth from public life and censoring what we can read and learn, politicians are attacking our fundamental rights as never before. Many of the elected officials who have enacted these radical policies think these issues are decided and they’ve won the battle. That couldn’t be farther from the truth.
This November 8th, we have the power to send a message to elected officials about what we value and what we want them to prioritize. That power comes from you.
During this town hall, we discussed how you can hold politicians accountable during this election season by engaging your networks. We shared tools and resources so that you can vote your values and have informed conversations with friends and families. In addition, our experts provided insight into what’s at stake for civil liberties in the midterms and how down ballot races like Secretary of State and District Attorney can tip the balance for or against civil liberties. The event also included a special live performance.
The featured speakers were Brigitte Amiri, Deputy Director of the ACLU’s Reproductive Freedom Project; Sophia Lin Lakin, Interim Co-Director of the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project; Chase Strangio, Deputy Director for Transgender Justice of the ACLU’s LGBTQ & HIV Project; and Rebecca Lowell Edwards, ACLU Chief Communications Officer. Activist and poet aja monet also made a guest appearance.