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The Fight to Vote (EVENT POSTPONED)

Our panelists will discuss how communities, activists, and organizations are leading the fight to protect the vote — and what’s at stake for American democracy.

Past: April 3, 2020 6:45 pm
Washington, DC
Speakers:
  • Carol Anderson
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  • Theodore R. Johnson
  • Karen Finney
Fight to Vote

EVENT IS POSTPONED
In an abundance of caution regarding the spread of Covid-19, the Brennan Center has cancelled this event.  We will make decisions regarding events currently scheduled at a later date, based on the latest information at that time.  

We will reach out to you with information on the rescheduled date of this event when that information is available.
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6:15 p.m.: Doors open
6:45 p.m.-8:15 p.m.: Program

This election season, millions of Americans will face barriers to voting, thanks in part to more than a decade of intensified voter suppression efforts that often target communities of color. Additionally, the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder weakened the protections of the Voting Rights Act, allowing states to purge voter rolls and enact discriminatory voter ID laws.

In this Brennan Center public conversation, Emory University professor Carol Anderson and Brennan Center Senior Fellow Theodore R. Johnson will discuss how communities, activists, and organizations are leading the fight to protect the vote — and what’s at stake for American democracy. Political commentator Karen Finney will moderate.

Carol AndersonCharles Howard Candler Professor of African American Studies, Emory University; author, One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy
Theodore R. Johnson, Senior Fellow, Brennan Center for Justice
Karen Finney, political strategist, activist, commentator

 

 

 

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