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Espresso Talk Today

Apr 10, 2020

The right to vote is deeply entrenched in the United States. But, today, many people rightly question this belief. President Barack Obama shockingly stated that the United States is the only liberal democracy that makes it more difficult for people to vote. The United States does indeed have a long and terrible history of denying the vote to African Americans and the poor. The U.S. Constitution and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 changed many of the laws that disenfranchised millions of people. But many new measures have limited the impact of these important and hard-won laws--and people are again losing the ability to vote. Doug and Robin continue their discussion of new voting laws and their destructive effects, particularly on people of color. They also delve deeper into the Georgia Gubernatorial election of 2018 to dissect the injustice and devastating practices that tainted the election and undermined the very notion of American democracy.  This uncommon conversation will shock--and perhaps anger--you but also empower you to protect this most fundamental democratic right.