About the event:
Earlier this year, primary voter turnout in the District was the worst it has been in three decades, suggesting a concerning level of political apathy for local government in our nation's capital. At the same time, there has been an enormous influx of the millennial generation following the recession, while the District's income inequality gap is the fourth-highest of any other US city.
We see these issues as inextricably connected, and want to hear from local politicians, members of the media, and social sector organizations that have a stake and a perspective to offer about why political and civic engagement (in its many forms) is disappointing at best, and what we can do to improve it going forward. There will be a panel and time for mingling with food and drinks.
Proceeds from your $10 ticket will support ONE DC's important work in organizing to make DC an equitable and inclusive city.
- Will Sommer, Loose Lips Columnist & Staff Writer, Washington City Paper (Moderator)
- Eugene Puryear, Activist and Council-at-Large, DC Statehood Green Party
- Tommy Wells, Councilman, DC Government – Ward 6
- Matt Segal, Co-Founder and President, OurTime.org
- John McCarthy, Executive Director, Future Civic Leaders
- Celinda Lake, President, Lake Research Partners