We like to think of voting as both a privilege and a duty. Let’s be real—if we don’t vote for our interests who will? And nothing is more critical when it comes to voting than educating yourself on the issues. In November, Lunya partnered with our friends over at I am a Voter, a public awareness campaign that aims to create a cultural shift around voting and civic engagement, and The Skimm for non-partisan debate dedicated to helping voters build their ballot before the midterm elections.
This year’s midterms were incredibly important, with 35 of the 100 seats in the US Senate up for grabs, US voters choosing all 435 members of the US House of Representatives, and countless local propositions on the ballots. As a by-women, for-women organization, we believe we must help give women in our local community the tools to get educated on the propositions that affect our everyday lives (and have just a little bit of fun while doing it, because we’re still Lunya, after all).
To bring some education (and a little bit of rosé) to the people, we put together a bi-partisan panel comprised of kickass women who know their stuff. Including Jessica Yellin (former White House correspondent for CNN, Jessica Lim (co-founder of Republican Women for Progress), Hannah Linkenhoker (co-founder of LA Women’s Collective & Senior Political Strategist at ICM) and Roxanne Hoge (candidate for state assembly member), and all moderated by Mandana Dayani on behalf of I am a Voter.
Check out some of the pics of our team as we prepped for the event, and if you’re not already, make sure you register to vote so you can participate in the next election.