September 24, 2020
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm, Eastern Time
Undermining Our Democracy: The Exclusivity of the Vote
In our nation, the ability to vote is proclaimed as a right, hailed as a fundamental principle of American democracy. However, despite the numerous battles for suffrage throughout our history that resulted in constitutional amendments and the Voting Rights Act—gutted by Shelby County v. Holder (2013)—the “right” to vote very much remains an exclusive privilege.
As we approach November, we are seeing rampant methods of voter suppression: stringent voter identification requirements, purges of voter rolls, elimination of early voting, inaccessibility to the polls, the persistence of felony disenfranchisement—all of which have disproportionate impacts on Black communities, individuals with disabilities, students, and the elderly.
We are thrilled to partner with our brilliant friends from the Disability Allied Students Association today, September 24, from 5:30-6:30 pm for a discussion regarding the protection of our democracy when it is our own country, government, and systems that are working to subvert it.
To attend this event please register here.