Join J Street for a conversation on the intersection of structural racism and voter suppression in the US. Our panelists, Ari Berman of Mother Jones and Leigh Chapman of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, will touch on the major recent election problems in Wisconsin, Georgia and Kentucky and explore how structural racism lies at the root of these events. What are the tools and tactics necessary to ensure all Americans truly have the right and ability to vote?
Ari Berman is a senior reporter at Mother Jones, covering voting rights, and the author of Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America. Leigh M. Chapman is Director of the Voting Rights Program at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and has experience advancing democracy issues for nonprofit organizations, state government, and a political organization.