State voter suppression laws, hyper-partisan racial gerrymandering, extreme actors taking control of election administration, and the Supreme Court’s recent decisions are threatening our democracy and laying the foundation for minority rule. In January the Senate sidelined federal voting rights legislation that would have addressed these attacks, choosing to protect the filibuster over the right of millions of Americans to cast their vote and have it counted. Voters of color, young voters, rural voters, physically challenged voters, and poor voters are particularly impacted.
Join the Workers Circle for a conversation with Ari Berman, senior reporter at Mother Jones and author of the award-winning book Give us the Ballot. We’ll discuss how we got here, what’s at stake, and how “we the people” can protect American democracy at this crucial moment.
We will be giving away 5 copies of Ari’s book via a raffle during the program. All registrants will be automatically entered. into a raffle to receive a free copy of Ari’s Book. You must be present to claim your book.
Co-sponsored by: American Sustainable Business Network, Black Voters Matter, Build Back Better USA, Broward for Progress, Carolina Jews for Justice, Center for Common Ground, Declaration for American Democracy, DemCast USA, Democracy Maine, Equal Citizens, Faithful Democracy, Future Coalition, Jewish Community Action, Jews for a Secular Democracy, League of Women Voters, March On, Missouri Voter Protection Coalition, National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities, National Council of Jewish Women, NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice, Open Democracy Action, Pride at Work, AFL-CIO, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, Sierra Club, T'ruah, 20/20 Vision DC, Un-PAC, and Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice.
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