CANCELED: Continuing Challenges to Suffrage in Michigan in 2020: Who Still Can’t Vote?
A U-M Suffrage 2020 Panel
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This panel will address the long struggle for women’s right to vote in the U.S., officially secured 100 years ago, and—equally importantly—the continuing struggle to secure full democratic participation in Michigan. Panelists will describe real barriers to voting in Michigan today, as well as efforts to change rules and regulations to expand access to voting, and what it will take to increase access for some groups in the upcoming election.
- Danielle Atkinson, founding director of Mothering Justice
- Stephanie Chang (MPP/MSW '14), member of the Michigan State Senate and co-founder and past president of Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote-Michigan
- Dessa Cosma, Executive Director of Detroit Disability Power
- Sharon Dolente (MPP ’04), voting rights strategist at Michigan ACLU
- Michael Steinberg (moderator), Professor from Practice, U-M Law School, former legal director, Michigan ACLU
Cosponsored by the Department of Women's Studies, CEW+ Frances and Sydney Lewis Visiting Leaders Fund, and the Institute for Research on Women and Gender. For more information on U-M Suffrage 2020, visit https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/umsuffrage2020/