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Your Call: Where is the struggle for voting rights today?

Sep 7, 2015

On the September 8th edition of  Your Call, we’ll speak with The Nation’s Ari Berman about his new book, Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America.  

In key swing states, including North Carolina, Wisconsin, and Ohio, new voting restrictions will greatly impact the outcome of the Presidential election. What new laws are in place? Who might be prevented from voting? And what are the most effective ways to fight voter disenfranchisement? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you

Guests:

Ari Berman,contributing writer for The Nation magazine, an Investigative Journalism Fellow at The Nation Institute, and author of   Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America

Web Resources:

Ari Berman: Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America

Politico: Inside John Roberts’ Decades-Long Crusade Against the Voting Rights Act

LA Times: How Jimmy Carter championed civil rights — and Ronald Reagan didn't

Center for American Progress: Voting Rights Advocates Turn to North Carolina Courts, Stacked by Campaign Cash

Brennan Center for Justice: Voting Rights & Elections