(Los Angeles) – Oprah Winfrey announced today plans to host virtual town halls in key states as part of OWN’s OWN YOUR VOTE nonpartisan get-out-the-vote initiative, intended to encourage, inspire and support voters across the country ahead of the General Election November 3.
Oprah Winfrey will host virtual town halls engaging with voters in Wisconsin (10/26), North Carolina (10/27), Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Pennsylvania (10/28) and South Carolina (10/29) to take place at 8:00 pm/ET each evening.
To join the townhalls, which are free and open to the public, registration is available in advance at zoomwithoprah.com.
Oprah Winfrey will speak with local voters around the country to ensure as many as possible are prepared with resources, information and inspiration ahead of the General Election. Those joining the town halls include local voters in each state, along with national thought leaders, voting rights experts and those who can provide resources and information for voters. Speakers will include activist and Undistracted podcast host Brittany Packnett Cunningham; Wisconsin 4th Congressional District Representative Gwen Moore; President of Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights under the Law Kristen Clarke; Mayor of Charlotte Vi Lyles; NAACP Detroit Chapter Executive Director Kamilia Landrum; CEO, Vote.org Andrea Hailey; City Council Member, Columbia, SC Tameika Isaac Devine; Vice President Color of Change, Arisha Hatch; activist Tamika D. Mallory; President & Director-Counsel of NAACP Legal Defense Fund Sherrilyn Ifill.
Additional, representatives from women’s organizations including Dr. Glenda Glover (Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated); Beverly E Smith (Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated); Melanie Campbell (Black Women’s Roundtable); Glynda Carr (Higher Heights Leadership Fund); Dr. Johnetta Betsch Cole (NCNW); Dr. Kimberly Leonard (The Links, Incorporated); Rasheeda S. Liberty ( Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated); Valerie Hollingsworth Baker (Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated).