New Podcast Covers Topics Important to Alexandria’s Residents

Agenda:Alexandria moves behind the mic in response to pandemic

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ALEXANDRIA, VA – Agenda:Alexandria has found a new way to reach people and discuss important topics. The group, which concerns itself with highlighting issues important to residents, has released a new podcast called “On the Agenda.”

This new outlet is appropriate for the times, given that Agenda:Alexandria cannot hold its usual in-person meetings.

The first episode, “Gerrymandering: Amendment One,” features board members Michael Pope and Alyia Gaskins, who spoke with guests from Fair Districts and FairMapsVA..

Here is the program description, according to a press release:

“Your ballot this fall has an amendment that will change how districts are drawn in Virginia for the General Assembly and for Congress. Instead of allowing the General Assembly to draw maps, the amendment will create a new 16-member commission to create political boundaries. Critics worry that the amendment does not require racial diversity on the commission, a problem considering Virginia’s recent history with racial gerrymandering. Supporters say the newly created commission is an improvement over the old way of doing things, where the party in power screws the political opponents, just like Elbridge Gerry did more than 200 years ago.”

The “On the Agenda” podcast is available at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher Castbox, and SoundCloud.

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