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Recognizing and Eliminating Barriers to Voter Registration and Participation (No CE Credit)
NOTE: If you are interested in receiving CEs, this webinar is also available for a fee with the CEs option, here.
This webinar will cover the historic and current barriers that low-income people, ethnic minorities, senior citizens, current and formally incarcerated men and women and college students have faced when trying to exercise their right to vote. The presenters will discuss their respective efforts to eliminate these barriers both through legal actions, mobilization of concerned voter rights advocates, and lobbying to members of congress, and political leaders in states where barriers to voting participation has been identified.
Become more informed about the history of major barriers to exercising the right to vote by many vulnerable and disadvantaged segments of our society - mostly people of color and women
Gain specific knowledge about the most egregious barriers – such as lack of sufficient polling places, aggressive voter ID laws, and Gerrymandering- that lead to low voting rates for certain groups
Learn about the efforts of ACLU and NAACP to eliminate intentional and unintentional barriers to voting access
Learn about ways in which individual voter participation advocates and organizations can mobilize to limit barriers to voter registration and actual voting
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