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CO Rising’s Online Solidarity Symposium #4
September 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
CO Rising’s Online Solidarity Symposium #4: The intersection of climate, health & election issues
Join a diverse panel of experts for the 4th in a 5-part web series to discuss the connection between the climate and health crisis, addressing inequalities, and how we can stand together to fight for change. Throughout the online discussion, we’ll be answering questions and using interactive audience polls.
Each upcoming webinar will include a discussion on how the climate and health crisis intersect with social justice issues including education, immigration, elections, and the economy.
- Date: September 15, 2020
- Time: 6:30PM
- Join on Facebook Live: TBA
- Join on Zoom: TBA
- Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2323256897969871/
Symposium #4: The intersection of climate, health & election issues
Participation in free and fair elections becomes complicated when people have to maintain social distance rules. It is increasingly difficult to count, verify or collect ballots while maintaining social distance rules to protect health and safety. Wisconsin recently saw an increase in COVID cases following in-person elections.
In addition, extreme and unpredictable weather can create difficulties for people to get to the polls – waiting outside a polling center in the heat/cold, or waiting inside with poor ventilation systems will create undue risk for thousands of people.
Reductions in polling hours, locations and resources usually affect marginalized and communities of color as we recently witnessed in Georgia. How do we create fair, equitable and accessible elections as we move into an age of increased vulnerability to climate change and more pandemics?
THANK YOU TO OUR CO-SPONSORS:
American Indian Academy of Denver
First Tuesday Action Group
Healthcare for All Colorado Foundation
Herbal Gardens Wellness
System Change Not Climate Change – Colorado
The Climate Mobilization – Colorado
Our Revolution Denver