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The Power of Voting: The Electoral College, Gerrymandering, and Suppression
People express their power at the ballot box by giving power to elected officials and public institutions. For generations, Americans have struggled to secure their right to vote, but today, access to the polls remains one of the most hotly contested topics in American politics, especially right before an election for president.

In this seventh and final webinar in the Power to the People series from the Center for Civic Education, Michael Li, senior counsel for the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program, explains the power of voting, with a special focus on the Electoral College, gerrymandering, and voter suppression.

The Power of Voting webinar is designed especially for teachers of civics, government, and U.S. history who want to better understand the power of voting, but everyone is welcome to attend.

The Power to the People webinar series is sponsored by the Center for Civic Education, Kansas State University, and the Indiana Bar Foundation.

Oct 29, 2020 07:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Michael Li
Senior Counsel, Democracy Program @Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law
Michael Li serves as senior counsel for the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program, where his work focuses on redistricting, voting rights, and elections. Prior to joining the Brennan Center, Li practiced law at Baker Botts L.L.P. in Dallas for ten years. He was the author of a widely cited blog on redistricting and election law issues that the New York Times called “indispensable.” He is a regular writer and commentator on election law issues, appearing on PBS Newshour, MSNBC, and NPR, and in print in the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, among others. In addition to his election law work, Li previously served as executive director of Be One Texas, a donor alliance that oversaw strategic and targeted investments in nonprofit organizations working to increase voter participation and engagement in historically disadvantaged African American and Hispanic communities in Texas. Li received his JD with honors from Tulane Law School.