Progressive Voters Gather for First Annual Democracy Summit

Advocates to discuss future action on various issues like redistricting and restoration of voter rights.

MANASSAS- More than one hundred activists from across the state will meet at George Mason University’s Manassas Campus on Saturday to discuss democracy in Virginia and how to advocate for change. Voters who are energized by recent political events in the state and nation are expected to engage in dynamic discussions on redistricting, restoration of voter rights, transparency issues, millennial outreach and campaign finance reform.

Organizations such as OneVirginia2021Inspire Virginia, Virginia Civic Engagement Table, New Virginia Majority, and the League of Women Voters of Virginia are partnering together to host this event. “Everyday people are getting  involved to make sure issues they care about will continue to be represented in Virginia,” said Lauralyn Clark, one of the summit’s organizers. “This event is full of voters from across the state that are working to strengthen all aspects of democracy in the Commonwealth.”

David Donnelly of Every Voice, a campaign finance reform organization, will be the keynote speaker. Participants in the Democracy Summit will take part in discussions on the different focus areas and then decide on future steps for taking action. Event organizers are planning to provide attendees with the tools they need so they can start advocating immediately.