September 17, 2020
Train the Trainers: Voter Suppression and Advocacy Training
Voting is the language of American democracy. The ability to participate in civic life — to have a voice in choosing the elected officials whose decisions impact our lives, families, and communities — is at the core of what it means to be an American. At our nation's founding, voting was enshrined only for educated white men who owned property. It took more than a century for the franchise to meaningfully expand to people of color, women, people with disabilities, people who are low-income, and Native Americans. Today, some elected leaders are still working to silence people who were historically denied access to the ballot box.
Please join us for a special training for the ACS network on the history of voter suppression, what voter suppression looks like today, and how we can fight for voting rights with advocacy tactics to ensure greater access to voting in the time of COVID and racial injustice. This session is geared towards those who want to train others in their communities.
Leigh Chapman, Program Director, The Leadership Conference
Jordan Fitzgerald, Voting Rights Organizing Consultant, The Leadership Conference
Elias Hakim, Field Assistant, The Leadership Conference
Nevasha Noble, Regional Field Manager, The Leadership Conference
Lindsey Walker, Field Associate, The Leadership Conference