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Fighting for Our Vote 2.0
The League of Women Voters of Buffalo/Niagara, NAACP and SANYS invite you to continue the conversation. “Fighting For Our Vote 2.0”, a Webinar discussion will be presented on May 13, 2021 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

Our speakers, moderated by Judge Lenore Foote-Beavers, will be L. Nathan Hare, BJ Stasio, Barbara Gunderson and a representative from the Erie County Board of Elections, who will be discussing:

How do we get to vote? What happens to our ballots once they are cast? How is voting made accessible to all? What are some myths and what are the facts about voting?

The event will be Auto-Captioned.

May 13, 2021 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Our moderator, the Honorable Lenora Foote-Beavers, a smiling, brown-skinned woman, with shoulder length hair
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BJ Stasio
President @Self Advocacy Association of New York State
BJ Stasio is the President of the Board of Directors of the Self-Advocacy Association of New York State (SANYS), a position to which he was elected by his fellow self-advocates and peers around New York. He has also been employed by OPWDD for over 20 years, working on person-centered planning, voting issues, and self-determination training and education. Additionally, he has served on the board of the National Federation for Just Communities of Western New York, the Disability History Museum Board, and has a non-profit organization, Buffalo Racin', focused on getting people with disabilities involved in 5K races. BJ has been actively involved with direct advocacy to OPWDD during this public health crisis on behalf of SANYS, representing the voices of self-advocates across New York State.
L. Nathan Hare
CEO @Community Action Organization of WNY
L. Nathan Hare, a lifelong Buffalo resident of the City of who has been involved in some aspect of youth employment, youth training and education, foster care, or juvenile justice for more than 45 years. His distinguished career includes serving as the Director of the ECC Office of Special Programs, Deputy Commissioner of the Erie County Department of Youth Services, Commissioner of Erie County Youth Services, Western Region Director of the Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth, and now, the President and CEO of the Community Action Organization of Erie County, Inc. Nathan is a noted scholar and teacher of both Christian education and classical African history and culture, and hosts of three area radio programs, including “Think Again” on WWKB 1520AM, “Living Now” on WUFO 1080AM, and “The World of Community Action” on WBLK 93.7FM.
Barbara Gunderson
Voter Education @League of Women Voters
Barbara Gunderson was a teacher for 41 years before moving to Buffalo from California in 2017. She has spent her time working on voting rights, voting access, and voter education with the League of Women Voters of Buffalo/Niagara. She has one daughter and three grandchildren who live in Buffalo