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Indivisible Princeton April Meeting — Voter Suppression
April 24, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Learn about what voter suppression is and the dangerous impact it is having on our elections. We’ll also address efforts nationwide and in New Jersey to combat voter suppression, including a new bill to restore voting rights to people with criminal convictions.
Lorraine Carol Minnite, professor of political science, as well as an associate professor of public policy, at Rutgers University-Camden, and the author and co-author of two books on electoral rules and racial and class politics in the U.S., The Myth of Voter Fraud, published by Cornell University Press in 2010, and Keeping Down the Black Vote: Race and the Demobilization of American Voters, published by The New Press in 2009, and co-authored with Frances Fox Piven and Margaret Groarke.
Scott Novakowski, Associate Counsel at the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice and the Institute’s inaugural Judge Dickinson R. Debevoise Social Justice Legal Advocacy Fellow. Scott is the primary author of We Are 1844 No More: Let Us Vote, a report on New Jersey’s disfranchisement law. Scott is leading the Institute’s campaign to restore voting rights to people on parole, probation, or in prison for a felony. Scott’s writing on voting rights and racial justice has been published in the Star Ledger, NJ Spotlight, and the Asbury Park Press.