September 24, 2020

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Experts warn that the Covid-19 pandemic will create barriers to voting for millions of Americans this November. But the public health crisis is hardly the only cause of this: intensified voter suppression efforts have been enacted over the past decade, creating impediments to the polls that often target communities of color. Moreover, the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder weakened the protections of the Voting Rights Act, paving the way for states to purge voter rolls and establish discriminatory voter ID laws.

In this virtual conversation moderated by political strategist, activist, and commentaor Karen Finney, Emory University professor Dr. Carol Anderson and Brennan Center Senior Fellow Theodore R. Johnson discussed how communities, activists, and organizations are leading the fight to protect the vote — and what’s at stake for American democracy.

This event was produced in partnership with New York University's Brennan Center for Justice and NYU Votes.

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