Actress Kerry Washington coming to Hampton Roads for ‘SHEROes of Democracy’, ‘get out the vote’ events


Photo Courtesy: Norfolk State University

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Actress Kerry Washington, well known for her hit show on ABC’s ‘Scandal’ will be on Norfolk State University’s campus for the SHEROes of Democracy event on Sunday, November 3.

According to Norfolk State University, students and community members will join Washington for a discussion on voting, activism and democracy.

The Norfolk State University’s Political Science Department along with other organizations will be hosting this event.

Washington expressed her excitement in a short video posted to YouTube

To find out more about this event at NSU click here.

While Washington is in Hampton Roads, she will also head to Hampton University at 11 a.m. Sunday to help “get out the vote” and knock on doors, the New Virginia Majority announced in a news release Thursday.

She will join the New Virginia Majority, an political organization that works to help marginalized communities vote and build fair economic, environmental and immigration policies.

Washington has participated in other “get out the vote” events in the past.

New Virginia Majority said having Washington participate will help increase voter turnout.

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