Advisory: Virtual Panel to Highlight Urgent Need for Voting Materials in More Languages in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA  All Voting is Local Pennsylvania, in partnership with Philadelphia city and election officials, immigrant community leaders, and voting rights advocates will have a panel discussion on Tuesday, January 25 at 3:30 p.m. ET highlighting the need for broader language access voting rights in Philadelphia.

The virtual event, hosted by the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government and the Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy, will discuss challenges and opportunities for local election administration officials to increase access to voting for American citizens who speak a primary language other than English.

What: Developing a Stronger Democracy: Language Access to the Ballot

When: Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 3:30 p.m. ET

Who: 

  • Jim Kenney, Philadelphia Mayor
  • Lisa Deeley, Philadelphia City Commissioner
  • Isaiah Thomas, Philadelphia City Council
  • John Lapinski, Faculty Director, University of Pennsylvania Fels School of Government 
  • Tammy Patrick, Senior Advisor, Democracy Fund
  • Sandra Aguilera, Deputy Director of Civic Engagement & Community Impact, Pennsylvania Department of State
  • Al-Sharif Nassef, PA Campaign Manager, All Voting Is Local
  • Moderator: Larry Eichel, Senior Advisor at the Philadelphia Research and Policy Initiative at the Pew Charitable Trusts 

RSVP: Register here