As the National Council of Churches works to end racism, the upcoming 2018 midterm elections provide an opportunity to curtail the systemic racism that is embedded in many of our local and state governments as well as in the federal government.
To do so, our congregations must become active in their communities to help increase voter turnout. Over the past 60 years, only about 40% of registered voters turn out for midterm elections.
Every other Tuesday until election day, NCC will present a webinar series to provide constituents with resources and tools to develop a non-partisan get-out-the-vote campaign that can make a measurable difference in their community. Topics will include organizing non-partisan candidate forums, understanding what congregations can and cannot do during elections, and strategies to improve local voter turnout. Attendees will be able to participate in the live webinars as well as have access to the playback following each recording.
The five webinars will be hosted by LaKesha Womack and will feature a subject matter expert as her guest.
Tuesday, October 2 at 8:00pm ET: LaKesha Womack will be joined by Rev. Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner, president and co-founder of the Skinner Leadership Institute and co-chair of the National African American Clergy Network. During this session, we will provide strategies to identify the issues that are important to your community and discuss methods of engaging your community in conversations about issues important to them.
LaKesha Womack has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Vanderbilt University, is a graduate of the Women’s Campaign School at Yale University, is an Organizing for Action Community Engagement Fellow and has worked on numerous campaigns across the country. She is also the author of nine books including #CommonSense Campaigning and UnLynched: An Economic Empowerment Doctrine for African Americans. Currently, LaKesha works as a Consultant with Womack Consulting Group.
There is no charge for this webinar. Please register using the form below.