Plenary II: Civic Engagement & Voting: Transforming American Cities

August 02, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
The Greater Columbus Convention Center // Union Station ABC

Sponsored By

Richard Cordray, former Director, National Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Candidate for Ohio Governor (D)
Lori Barreras, Chair, Ohio Civil Rights Commission
Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder & President, National Action Network; MSNBC talk show host for "PoliticsNation"
Jeri Green, Senior Advisor on Census 2020

Sponsor Remarks:  
Alonzo Byrd, AVP, Public Affairs, Enterprise Holdings Inc.
Kashim Skeete, Market Executive for Ohio, Bank of America Private Wealth Management

Moderator: Tharon L. Johnson, Founder & CEO of Paramount Consulting Group, LLC; Policy Advisor, former Sr. Advisor to Mayor Kasim Reed

Benjamin L. Crump, Esq., Principal, Parks & Crump, LLC
Barbara R. Arnwine, Founder, Transformative Justice Coalition
The Honorable Randall Woodfin, Mayor of Birmingham, AL
Representative Stephanie D. Howse, District 11, Ohio House of Representatives; President, Ohio Legislative Black Caucus
Nancy A. Flake Johnson, President & CEO, Urban League of Greater Atlanta, Inc.
Stefanie Brown James, Co-Founder of The Collective PAC; CEO and Founding Partner of Vestige Strategies, LLC
The Honorable Nina Turner, former Ohio State Senator; President, Our Revolution
Delegate Angela M. Angel, Esq., Legislative District 25, Maryland House of Delegates

Sponsors: Bank of America, Enterprise

With the influence of social media and other digital outlets, political consciousness is at an all-time high, however, there is a very important message that still isn’t being conveyed to a lot of voters - and that is voting is crucial even when the White House is not at stake. Mobilizing and engaging people to vote during mid-term elections is significant because of how of it can affect us all locally. Local representatives determine the local laws, policies and budgets that cause direct change in our communities. Voting for these representatives gives minorities and disenfranchised people the greatest opportunity to be heard. We invite you to listen to a panel of mayors and political experts talk candidly about ways to drive civic engagement and why your vote matters.