(Washington, DC – June 22, 2021) The National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC) will host a National Diversity Symposium discussing Voting Rights: The Key to American Democracy. The virtual event will be on June 26th at 10:45 a.m. Pacific Time (US and Canada). Registration is now open at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZR7MetmvQ6GvkZRsbFIGyQ.
NWPC stands firmly by the fact that a woman’s right to vote is a woman’s right to choose. The organization continues to bring awareness of this initiative as they bring together an all-woman panel to shed light on the continued fight for women’s voting rights through the lens of diverse ethnicities and cultural context.
“Voting is a fundamental right,” said Dr. Carmen Schaye, Vice President of Diversity, NWPC. “It is 100 years since women won the right to vote and protecting women’s voting rights is the crux of American democracy.”
The keynote speaker for the virtual event is California’s first African American Secretary of State, Dr. Shirley Weber. Dr. Weber is the fifth African American to serve as a state constitutional officer in California’s 170-year history. The panel includes Attorney and Professor Gloria J. Browne- Marshall, President of SVREP Lydia Camarillo, Native American Political Director Theresa Sheldon, Director of the Power & Democracy Program Denise Lieberman, and Co-founder and Executive Director of Asian Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) Christine Chen. Following the panel discussion, audience members will have the chance to ask the panelists questions during the live audience Q & A segment.
About the National Women’s Political Caucus
The National Women’s Political Caucus, founded in 1971, is a national, multi-partisan, grassroots membership organization dedicated to identifying, recruiting, training, and supporting women candidates for elected and appointed office.