Starts: Friday, Aug. 3 1:00 PM (Eastern)
Ends: Friday, Aug. 3 2:00 PM (Eastern)
Progressive organizing is usually led on the ground by women of color who do not traditionally receive the resources and attention that they need and deserve. With midterms upon us, we would like to build connections amongst WOC activists, candidates, and advisors to share stories and best practices to support intersectional organizing and progressive agendas.
Kat Calvin is the founder of Spread The Vote. A lawyer and social entrepreneur, Kat started STV after observing the results of local, state, and national elections without the full protections of the Voting Rights Act, and especially the many new voter ID laws that prevented millions of Americans from voting. Her work is fueled by the knowledge that the IDs Spread The Vote obtains will also help these voters have access to jobs, housing, medical care, and much more.
Kat’s goal is to get an ID for every voter in America who needs one, because everyone has the right to fully access their personhood, and every citizen has the right to vote.
Kat attended Mount Holyoke College and the University of Michigan Law School. She is an Army brat mostly from Seattle and Sierra Vista, AZ and currently lives in Los Angeles.
Other sessions: Reclaiming the Narrative on Voting Rights
Sameena Mustafa (she/her/hers) uses the lessons of her run as a Justice Democrat to advise progressive candidates and nonprofits. On her show “Hand Her the Mic” and via the Veralo fellowship, she features and elevates women of color leaders. Along with Dr. Paru Shah, she will be hosting the panel, “Survival of the Squad: Violence against Women of Color in Politics.” A native Chicagoan now based in Los Angeles, she holds a degree from Northwestern University in Philosophy and Poetry.