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PSEG True Diversity Film Presents: Why Should We Vote?
Voting is a vital responsibility for citizens of a democracy like ours — and it took years of struggle to win the right to vote for all Americans, regardless of race or gender. What keeps us away from the ballot box? Find out at the next screening in NJPAC’s PSEG True Diversity Film Series, Watch here: https://bit.ly/NJPACPanelOct5th

The panel is moderated by attorney Joyce Wilson Harley, the former mayor of South Orange and the creator of Operation Big Vote, which harnesses the power of Black women’s organizations to elect Black women to public office nationwide.

Toni Hendrix, the principal partner of the Hendrix Group, was the first Chief Customer Officer of NJPAC. She now serves as the Community Outreach/Civic Engagement Chairperson for the New Brunswick Area Branch of the NAACP, where she works on public voter registration campaigns and voting rights education seminars.

Lynda Lloyd served as the President of the Newark Branch NAACP Youth Council while she was still in high school, and in2008 was elected to a Democratic Essex County Committee seat in the South Ward of Newark. Lynda developed a successful city-wide civic engagement program called the Newark Voter Empowerment Tour (NVET), which registered thousands of new voters.

Ron Rice Jr., the senior director for government relations with the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools in Washington, DC, has more than 25 years of public policy experience in the fields of education, urban development and community empowerment. In 2006, Ron was elected to the Newark Municipal Council, where he sponsored legislation that reformed ethics laws, rehabilitated abandoned properties, provided job opportunities for rehabilitated felons and created the city’s Environmental, African and LGBT Commissions.

Roberto Frugone is president of The Frugone Group, a neighborhood development and government relations consulting firm, which trains local leaders on strategies to influence policy.

Oct 5, 2020 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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