This webinar is the second in a series sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Champaign County, Bend the Arc Jewish Action Champaign-Urbana, Epsilon Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. The webinar is 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm on July 14. To register, go to:
The struggle for voting rights in this country has been uneven since the 1950s. We've experienced a national expansion through the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and its renewals—only to have a key provision of that Act gutted by a 2013 Supreme Court decision. In Illinois we've experienced an expansion of early and mail voting opportunities—while at the same time other states have taken steps to suppress the vote by creating obstacles and restricting those same opportunities.
How have voting rights expanded and narrowed over the last 60+ years? Where do those rights stand today? And what are some options for action both in Illinois and nationally?
Join Ami Gandhi, Senior Counsel at Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, to learn more about our voting rights—how we got to where we are today, and how we in Illinois can take action to secure our right to vote.