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This Is What Democracy Looks Like: The Movement for Voting Rights Restoration (Virtual Event)

August 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CDT

This Is What Democracy Looks Like: The Movement for Voting Rights Restoration (Virtual Event)

Hosted by the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law

Thursday, August 13, 2020 | 6 PM-7 PM EDT

RSVP: https://bit.ly/2EKCBR9

 

Criminal disenfranchisement laws strip voting rights from people with past convictions, excluding millions of Americans from participating in our democratic process. Even worse, these laws have a disproportionate impact on communities of color due to the pervasive racial bias in our criminal justice system, resulting in reduced political power and the underrepresentation of their interests in public policy. Given these policies’ roots in historical efforts to prevent Black citizens from voting, this impact is not surprising.

In this virtual event, the Brennan Center brings together advocates from California, Florida, Iowa, and Kentucky for a conversation about the recent developments around rights restoration in their respective states. They’ll discuss why it’s important that these efforts are led by advocates who have experienced the scourge of disenfranchisement, the connection between disenfranchisement and the protests around the country over police violence and systemic racism, and the future of the movement nationwide.

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Date:
August 13
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CDT
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Website:
https://bit.ly/2EKCBR9