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The War on the Vote
Monday, June 19
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
CHARLOTTESVILLE - On Monday, June 19th, citizens of the Charlottesville area will learn about the war against voting rights and find out how they can take action.

 

Today, nationwide efforts to deprive minority and poor voters of their electoral rights are one of the most serious threats to our democracy. In Virginia and across the country, legislatures are horribly gerrymandered, voter ID laws deny many the right to vote based on bogus “voter fraud” claims, and citizens are banned from voting after they complete a felony sentence. The Voting Rights Act was meant to protect vulnerable Americans from having these electoral rights stripped away, but in 2013 the Supreme Court struck down the Act’s key portions—leaving the future of democracy at risk.  

 

On Monday at 6pm, Indivisible Charlottesville will provide the opportunity for citizens to learn about this War on the Vote being waged across the country. University of Richmond historian Julian Hayter will discuss the Supreme Court’s decision to destroy the Voting Rights Act. Assistant District Attorney Joe Platania will talk about how the criminal justice system itself has been a weapon against voting. Liz White of One Virginia 2021 and House of Delegates candidate Angela Lynn will speak on the fundamental problem of gerrymandering. And Harold Folley of Virginia Organizing will lead a workshop on voter registration so that attendees can help hundreds of thousands of unregistered citizens have their voices heard.

 

Indivisible Charlottesville’s mission is to empower citizens to oppose the Trump agenda and defend democracy by holding government accountable. Our more than 4,000 members are committed to protecting the Constitution and a progressive and inclusive America from the destructive and backward-looking Trump administration. We are proud to count ourselves among the more than 5,800 such groups across the United States, with a presence in every Congressional district. For more information on the Indivisible movement, visit indivisibleguide.com.

 

Location
The Haven at First and Market
112 West Market St
Charlottesville VA, 22902
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