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Party with a Purpose: Trend That Jawn!

Vote That Jawn Hosts Social Event Celebrating Philly Youth Vote, Oct. 26, 6-7 pm

Vote That Jawn, a nonpartisan group of youth, educators, and organizations working to increase youth vote in Philadelphia, will host Trend That Jawn in the Mayor’s Reception Room, 202, in City Hall on Wednesday, October 26, from 6

to 7 pm. The event will be streamed on Instagram Live at @VotethatJawn from 6:30 to 7 pm with messages from PA Youth Vote advocates, youth poet laureate Telicia Darius, and elected officials including Philadelphia Commissioners Lisa Deeley, Omar Sabir, and Seth Bluestein, PA’s 188th Legislative District’s State Rep. Rick Krajewski, and more. Guests from Philadelphia’s first good government organization, Committee of 70, will be on hand to answer questions. And to

highlight youth vote urgency, educators, including remarks from Dr. Tony Watlington, newly appointed Superintendent of the Philadelphia School District and F. Christopher Goins, the new president of Girard College, and builder of My Brother’s Keeper of the Obama Foundation in Chicago. 

Guests will enjoy complimentary food and drink with live performances from Mad Beatz Drumline and The Franklin Learning Center band. There will be giveaways from Fresh Artists’ first Vote That Jawn Jr. logo contest, and voting for the next logo designed by local youth. In- person and virtual guests will share photos, videos, and other social media content during the event using the hashtag #VoteThatJawn

“For Philadelphia and for young people themselves, we want to change the topic of youth voting from ‘Uh-hunh, that’s nice,’ to ‘Youth vote is trending in Philly--wow!’” said Lorene Cary, founder and director of Vote That Jawn.  “How? By connecting an in-person group of youth voting advocates, musicians, artists, and students, and exchanging great information in person and online. Enthusiasm about the franchise is like fairy dust over our democracy.”

Guests can RSVP for the event at For questions about Trend That Jawn or Vote That Jawn organization, please contact  

About Vote That Jawn

Using the power of youth voice and connection, #VoteThatJawn aims to bring 18-year-olds and other first-time voters to the polls—beginning a process toward full civic engagement—not just for a charismatic candidate, but to advocate for youth safety, agency, and inclusion.

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