The book Uncounted examines the phenomenon of disenfranchisement through the lens of history, race, law, and the democratic process. Author Gilda R. Daniels, who served as a deputy chief in the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and has more than two decades of voting rights experience, argues that voter suppression works in cycles, constantly adapting and finding new ways to hinder access for an exponentially growing minority population. She warns that a premeditated strategy of restrictive laws and deceptive practices has taken root and is eroding the very basis of American democracy ― the right to vote.
Join Daniels and Wendy Weiser, vice president of the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program, to discuss the book and the voter suppression crisis.
Produced in partnership with New York University’s John Brademas Center