200 Demand Democracy: Fighting for the Freedom to Vote

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The most pressing issue we are facing the country at this moment is defending our freedom to vote. Forty-three states across the country have introduced legislation intended to strip that freedom from Black and brown voters. And Republicans in Georgia have gone so far as to make it illegal to hand out water to people in line to vote.
On Wednesday, April 7, 2021, Tom Moss and Marj Halperin co-hosted the Indivisible Chicago Alliance educational panel: Demand Democracy: Fighting for the Freedom to Vote — a discussion about S1, the For the People Act, a sweeping pro-democracy bill that will ensure that ALL Americans are free to vote.

Guest included:

  • Dan Weiner is deputy director of the Brennan Center’s Election Reform Program, where he helps to lead the Center’s work on money in politics, election security, government ethics, and other democracy and rule of law issues. More at brennancenter.org
  • Angela Lang is a community organizer in Milwaukee and executive director of BLOC: Black Leaders Organizing for Communities. More at blocbybloc.org/
  • Jonah Minkoff-Zern is co-director of Public Citizen’s Democracy is For the People campaign to build a national, grassroots movement to get money out of politics and ensure all voters have access to the ballot. More at citizen.org.
  • Barbara Arnwine is President & Founder of the Transformative Justice Coalition. She is a longtime activist for voting rights issues, and many of you will know her Voting Rights “Map of Shame” released in 2011, which exposed the new modern wave of voter suppression in the states. More at tjcoalition.org,

Learn more about how you can get involved at indivisiblechicago.com.

The podcast will be on hiatus until September. Have a great summer!

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Each week on the Indivisible Chicago Podcast, host Tom Moss talks to our representatives, newsmakers, activists, scholars, and Indivisible Chicago neighborhood chapter leads to learn more about what is happening in the push-back against the Trump agenda.

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