We've all heard about the "power of the vote" but what can you do to get involved beyond your vote? Join us for a community conversation on how to be a more informed and engaged citizen beyond your vote. Mia Lewis and Catherine Turcer from Common Cause Ohio will lead a discussion on civic engagement, covering topics like becoming an informed voter, election protection, becoming a poll worker, registering voters, and being an active constituent, among others. Come with questions on how you can get involved with the issues that you care about and learn what Common Cause Ohio is working towards to support democracy. The speakers will also touch on the fight for fair voting districts and how you can be involved.
Catherine Turcer is the Executive Director for Common Cause Ohio. An expert on redistricting reform and state-level campaign finance, Catherine advocates for greater transparency and a more accountable government and helped lead Ohio’s successful efforts to address gerrymandering. Before joining Common Cause Ohio in April 2012, Catherine was Ohio Citizen Action’s legislative director. During her tenure at Ohio Citizen Action, she served as the director of Ohio Citizen Action’s Money in Politics Project and co-authored a number of studies tracking campaign contributions. In 2006, Catherine received the Spirit of Democracy Award from the Ohio Secretary of State. Catherine has a bachelor’s degree in gerontology and clinical psychology from Alfred University and attended the University of Connecticut for graduate work with a focus on social group work and research.
Mia Lewis is the Associate Director for Common Cause Ohio. Mia joined Common Cause during the push to pass 2018’s anti-gerrymandering Issue 1, coordinating teams across Ohio to push for a “Yes” vote. She comes from an organizing and educational background, and is passionate about protecting and expanding the right to vote.