National Cannavote Expo 2019 (DC) September 28 2019
Join us Saturday, September 28th for our first annual National CannaVote Expo
National CannaVote Expo will be held in Washington, DC on Saturday, September 28th at the Gateway Pavilion from 1p.m.-7p.m
CannaVote is a political concept derived from the need to get more people involved in the voting process. Despite a host of issues to engage today’s powerful group of voters, there is no other issue that will bring them to voting polls other than the total legalization of cannabis. With that said we are creating a call to action in support of the Marijuana Justice Act.
Our CannaVote campaign will create a safe space for people of color to not only educate themselves on issues surrounding the cannabis industry but additionally empower them to join. We plan to direct all eligible voters to support our concept to vote locally, statewide and nationally for candidates who have shown a true interest or a proven track record to end the war on cannabis, remove it from the federal schedule 1 most dangerous drugs list, legalize it in every city, county and state in America, to free all those arrested for nonviolent marijuana related crimes and to immediately expunge their records. The Marijuana Justice Act addresses all these concerns.
National CannaVote Expo Speakers Bios
Sheika Nikole Reid: Sheika has worked as the Director of Affordable Housing at Avanti Real Estate and has always found a sense of pride and honor in working with her family’s company. She has conducted round tables to build bridges between residents, business owners and DC’s government. Sheika works tirelessly as the National Committeewoman for the DC Young Dems where she organizes events to introduce millennial voters to national and local politicians, and raise the profile of issues in her community. She began her career in RE working with Avantil Real Estate in an administrative capacity at 16 years old. Her path has also taken her to work with Sotheby’s and EVI Equity. She specializes in identifying strategic relationships, setting team goals and devising the capacity to increase production. She loves to build communities and worked as an Environmental Engineer on the Frederick Douglass Bridge in Anacostia, DC. She also studied Civil Engineering at Howard University.
RChelle Mullins Bio: Equipped with a passion for storytelling and the talent to capture the voice of brands, R’Chelle Lynn has become a trusted copywriter and content strategist for solopreneurs and small business owners. As a former English teacher, she understands the mechanics of writing and artfully using those words to help business owners attract and engage their ideal clients. R’Chelle has helped her clients generate over $100k in sales and monetize content with proven strategies that place their businesses at the forefront of their niche. Her signature #ContentCure gives entrepreneurs the tools they need to develop an effective brand voice and make an impact through written and video content. Her work within the Cannabis community positions flower-touching businesses to step into the digital space and use content to normalize and decriminalize the conversations around Cannabis. When she’s not creating a content strategy or writing sales pages you can find her cooking up an amazing meal, studying to become a Spin Instructor or reading a thought-provoking book with a glass of Pinot Noir. R’Chelle is based in Los Angeles, California.
Codie Sanchez: Codie is a Managing Director and Partner at Cresco Capital Partners, a private equity fund in the legalized cannabis space. She previously lead First Trust’s Latin America Investment business and held positions at Goldman Sachs, State Street, and Vanguard. She started her career as a journalist where she won the JFK award and the Howard Buffett Foundation grant for covering human trafficking. Sanchez is a pundit and columnist on investing, cannabis and startups, highlighted on The Today Show, Forbes, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, People en Español, Business Wire, etc. She has an M.B.A. from Georgetown University, a master’s from ESADE and Fundação Getúlio Vargas, and a B.A. from Arizona State University. She sits on the board of the Arcview Group, the leading cannabis seed investment platform, Magma Partners a venture fund in Chile, Hispanic Executive publication and is actively involved in AEI.
Zewiditu Jewel Zewiditu is a writer and recording artist. She is a fourth generation native Washingtonian, storyteller, mental health and youth advocate. Zewiditu has dedicated over 12 years of service to working with the youth of New York, Jamaica and Washington; teaching Creative Writing, Jewelry Design and Theater Arts. She is a graduate of Duke Ellington School of The Arts (DC) and Eugene Lang The New School for Liberal Arts (NYC). Zewiditu released her first audiobook, Zewidituisms:X , on June 12, 2018. Zewidituisms: X , is a coming of age story of a young black woman navigating through the world, as told by her, in her twenties. This audiobook highlights conversations around relationships, family dynamics, womanhood, trauma and mental health. She is a current Artist in Resident with the DC program, 202 Creates. Zewiditu is currently working on her first solo performance and hopes to continue the conversation of mental health in communities of color, by sharing her story. “I tell my story, so she can tell her story, he can tell his story. The rest is history. These are our stories, our histories.”