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5th Annual Social Work Policy Conference: Voting Rights

Friday, October 1, 2021 | 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Virtual Webinar

The Metropolitan State University of Denver, Department of Social Work, is thrilled to invite you to be part of a vibrant compilation of expert presenters discussing the current state of Voting Rights in the U.S. and how you can get involved. The webinar will feature esteemed guests at the local, state, and national level involved in grassroots, non-partisan organizations advocating for changes in voting rights policy.

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Keynote Speakers

Lauren Groh-Wargo – CEO of Fair Fight Action: Lauren is a top political strategist, executive, and fighter for economic justice; and she is a key leader in shaping the emerging Democratic wave in the South. Most recently, Lauren served as the campaign manager for Stacey Abrams for Governor. Spurred by the voting irregularities in Georgia and across the country, Lauren is now the CEO of Fair Fight Action, which focuses on electoral integrity and reform.

Jena Griswold – Secretary of State of Colorado: Jena Griswold is Colorado’s 39th Secretary of State, and began her term on January 8, 2019. She is the youngest elected Secretary of State in the United States. She knows first-hand how important it is for every vote to count and for every Coloradan’s voice to be heard, no matter their background or income. As Secretary of State, she has decisively managed elections in the midst of a global pandemic, historic wildfires, and record turnout while making it easier than ever to verify that your vote was counted.

Moderator

Jonathan Singer – Former Colorado State Representative from District 11

Panelists

  • Alainna Belknap – Senior Organizing Manager, New Era Colorado
  • Courtney Hurley – Marketing and Partnerships Manager, Ground News
  • Steve Coddington – Voter Service Director, The Colorado League of Women Voters
  • Marco Dorado – Colorado State Director, All On The Line

All students in the MSW Program Foundation level Policy class as well as HRSA stipend recipients are required to attend.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $1.9M with no funds financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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