Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy    JOINDONATE
Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy    JOINDONATE

The Threat to Voting Rights: A League of Women Voters Port Washington-Manhasset Program

‘You Have the Right to Vote, Don’t You?’ is the subject of at Oct. 20 discussion at the Manhasset Library.

Submitted by the League of Women Voters of Port Washington-Manhasset.

What has been happening to voter access and to voting rights across the country? This will be the focus of a program, titled “You Have the Right to Vote, Don’t You?,” sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Port Washington-Manhasset. The public is invited to bring questions and join this timely discussion at the Manhasset Library on Monday, October 20, at 7 pm.

The featured speaker will be Vishal Agraharkar, JD, Counsel for the Brennan Center for Justice’s Democracy Program at New York University School of Law. Mr. Agraharkar is a graduate of Williams College and Columbia Law School. Since joining the Brennan Center, his work has focused on voting rights and elections. Several of his papers on the topic can be accessed here.

Mr. Agraharkar will discuss new voting restrictions enacted in some states over the past few years – including photo ID requirements, registration limitations, and reduced voting times. He will review major lawsuits over these restrictions that could affect this year’s elections and recommend actions that individuals can take to protect the right to vote at both national and local levels. Everyone is encouraged to bring questions and to participate in stimulating discussion The Manhasset Library is located at 30 Onderdonk Avenue in Manhasset 11030. For additional information, call 516-944-7794 or e-mail alliwhite@gmail.com.

This program is provided free of charge by the League of Women Voters of Port Washington-Manhasset as a public service to the community. The League of Women Voters is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, open to both men and women. It encourages citizens to participate in government and to influence policy through education and advocacy. lwvofportwashington-manhasset.org.

PHOTO: Vishal Agraharkar, JD, featured speaker for the League of Women Voters’ Oct 20 Program on Voting Rights

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