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Learn to communicate essential information about OneVirginia2021 and redistricting reform. Our featured speaker will be Brian Cannon, Executive Director of OneVirginia2021. As an attendee you will 1) Deepen your knowledge about Virginia's gerrymandering history; 2) Be able to identify the key concepts about gerrymandering; 3) Write, hone, and practice short speeches about Virginia's redistricting reform; and 4) Build confidence to speak knowledgeably about redistricting reform.
Location: Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Rd., Alexandria, VA
Our mission is to increase transparency and accountability in West Virginia elections, and advance reforms to strengthen democracy and ensure fairness and impartially in our courts. West Virginia Citizens for Clean Elections began in 2002 to support the Fair and Clean Elections concept for financing election campaigns. The Fair and Clean Elections model is a completely voluntary system that provides full public financing to candidates who agree to limit spending and take no money from private interests. This constitutional alternative would reduce candidate reliance on special interest money and enable those who lack personal wealth or access to wealth contributors to run a competitive campaign. Our Coalition supports public financing as a way for ordinary citizens to have a greater voice in the political process, both as candidates and contributors.