On Monday, October 22, 2018, the Emerging Civic Leaders Committee, in partnership with the African American Voter Registration, Education, and Participation Project (AAVREP), Los Angeles Urban League Young Professionals, and California Policy & Research Initiative, convened an engaging panel who spoke on the importance of midterm’s elections and voter turnout among millennials. Panelists included:

  • Hillel Aaron, Echo Park bureau chief, L.A. Weekly (moderator)
  • Sara Hernandez, attorney, DLA Piper
  • Hon. Sebastian Ridley-Thomas (ret.), director, California Policy & Research Initiative; chief strategist, African American Voter Registration, Education, and Participation Project
  • Alice Walton, public affairs specialist, Ek, Sunkin & Bai
  • Hon. Thomas Wong, member, San Gabriel Water District

Panelists provided insight to attendees on the propositions appearing on the November 6 ballot and the potential impacts of election results. The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder also registered voters on-site and The League of Women Voters hosted a table to educate voters on ballot initiatives. The event closed with a silent listening party on the patio of the Exposition Park Constituent Service & Training Center.

This event was part of the Empowerment Congress (EC) Committee Cafe series.