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Live from the Frontlines: Our Democracy at Stake

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Date:
Thursday, October 28, 2021
Time:
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Event Type:
Speaker
Organizer/Author:
Workers Circle, LWV, Brennan Ctr for Justice
Location Details:
Online event

Join us on Thursday, October 28, for a conversation with @ElizabethHira, Spitzer Fellow and Policy Counsel with the Brennan Center for Justice, and learn about some of the most critical threats to our democratic process.

RSVP for Zoom: us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lRCQ9sCPSA-kEMGk0sIePw

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/workerscircle/


The 2020 election had the highest turn out in modern history. But since then, hundreds of bills designed to restrict voting rights and even overturn election results have been introduced by state legislatures across the country; 33 have become law. These bills particularly target voters of color, low-income voters, and young voters. Congressional maps are being drawn right now through partisan, racial gerrymandering, that further suppress the voice of the people.

The Freedom to Vote Act which would stop voter suppression in its tracks is held hostage by the filibuster and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act faces the same uphill climb. Learn what’s at stake and how you can take action to protect and advance voting rights at this crucial hour.


ORGANIZATIONS:

Event by The Workers Circle and League of Women Voters of the U.S., and the Brennan Center for Justice

Co-sponsored by: ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal, Avodah, Blue Future, Carolina Jews for Justice, Change the Chamber, Clean Elections Texas, Declaration for American Democracy, DemCast USA, Equal Citizens, Franciscan Action Network, Jews for Racial & Economic Justice, League of Women Voters, Missouri Voter Protection Coalition, National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities, New American Leaders Action Fund, Sierra Club, T'ruah, and 20/20 Vision DC.


Added to the calendar on Thu, Oct 28, 2021 2:48PM
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