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Voter Suppression and Challenges to Voting (includes postcard writing) 🙋
After the 2020 elections, many states created new laws to make it more difficult to vote. Other places, such as New York, failed to pass laws to make it easier to vote. Both of these trends have resulted in some cases of outright voter suppressions, or at least challenges to the right to vote. Join us as we discuss the national trends and steps we can encourage our legislators here in New York with Brennan Center Fellow Katie Friel and the League of Women Voters. Following this program, we will write postcards to empower under-represented N.Y. voters to fully participate in elections.
Katie Friel is a Fellow in the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program, where she focuses on voting rights and elections. Friel earned her JD from Columbia Law School as a Hamilton Fellow. Friel interned with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, United States District Judge Jesse Furman in the Southern District of New York, and the ACLU Voting Rights Project. Friel grew up in Brooklyn, New York and earned her BA in philosophy from the University of Virginia with highest distinction.
Kate Doran serves on the board of the League of Women Voters of New York State. She has been a member of the LWV of the City of New York since 1977 and is currently the Elections Specialist. In this role, she monitors the NYC BOE, and represents the LWVNYC on voting reform coalitions. Kate has also been a poll worker in Brooklyn since 2004.Category: Social Justice