Protect The Vote: How To Stop Voter Suppression

Voting is a fundamental right of each US citizen but it is routinely denied to students, active military, the elderly, rural voters, people who move from one home to another, and the disabled in every election. Our society needs to fix this. A core component of the cure will be vigilance and the willingness to ask questions of local, county and state election officials.

The panel is comprised of people who have experienced the sting of being denied the right vote and people who are helping us win this battle. They will discuss recent methods used to deny ballots to eligible voters, ways to effectively influence the voting process, permanent solutions to this problem and how to achieve them. At the end, every attendee will understand how they can enable eligible voters to vote.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Jocelyn Benson

State of Michigan

Desmond Meade

Florida Rights Restoration Coalition

Scott Nathan

Voter Protection Corps


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