Saving the Vote in 2020: Elections and the Coronavirus (Virtual Event)
Where: NYU School of Law
40 Washington Square S.
212-998-6040 Price: Free
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The coronavirus is a health crisis and an economic crisis. Without urgent action, it will become a democracy crisis in November. Already, in Wisconsin, we saw citizens forced to choose between their health and their right to vote. The president has begun to loudly oppose needed changes. How can we avoid a debacle? How can we have an election that is free, fair, secure – and safe?
The Brennan Center for Justice is at the center of the fight to protect every voter and every vote. Last month, we released a comprehensive plan to ensure the safety and credibility of the election. Among its provisions: universal option to vote by mail and expanded early voting. In the next few weeks, Congress must act to provide funding for states to run their elections. Then a drive across the country so states can retool their systems so everyone can safely vote.
We invite you to join us for a special briefing on this urgent topic. In a virtual discussion moderated by Brennan Center president Michael Waldman, leading election experts Wendy Weiser, Larry Norden, and Myrna Pérez will discuss how to ensure election integrity, update you on the fight in Congress, and point to what states and citizens must do next. And we’ll discuss ways to make sure this never happens again.
This event is produced by the Brennan Center for Justice and New York University’s John Brademas Center. RSVP HERE.
– Michael Waldman, President, Brennan Center for Justice
– Larry Norden, Director, Election Reform, Democracy Program, Brennan Center for Justice
– Myrna Pérez, Director, Voting Rights & Elections, Democracy Program, Brennan Center for Justice
– Wendy Weiser, Vice President, Democracy Program, Brennan Center for Justice