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The Right to Vote: Why We’re Headed in the Wrong Direction

Thursday, October 12  6:30 to socialize; 7:00 program

The Heights, 8001 Dale Ave., Richmond Heights, 63117

Requiring identification photos, limiting polling places, gerrymandering —these and other activities threaten the right of all citizens to vote. Our speakers will update us on Missouri’s Voter Photo ID law and the Pence-Kobach commission at the national level that have the potential to disenfranchise  people, especially the elderly, low-income and people of color.

 

Denise Lieberman

Brandon Alexander

Chrissy Peters

Speakers:
 
Denise Lieberman is a seasoned constitutional and civil rights lawyer with the Advancement Project’s Voter Protection Program.  She has headed a nationwide effort to combat legislation aimed at repressing voting.
 

Speakers:

Denise Lieberman is a seasoned constitutional and civil rights lawyer with the Advancement Project’s Voter Protection Program.  She has headed a nationwide effort to combat legislation aimed at repressing voting.

Brandon Alexander, Co-Director, Missouri Election’s Division. Brandon spent four years in the office of State Representative Tony Dugger, who served as the Chairman of the House Elections Committee. Brandon went on to run digital campaign efforts for candidates across the country at Victory Enterprises before joining the Secretary of State’s office.

Chrissy Peters, Co-Director, Missouri Election’s Division. Chrissy has spent the majority of her professional career serving the State of Missouri, starting with the Ethics Commission in 2005. She has worked at the Secretary of State’s office since 2008.

In addition, Mary Timmel from Jobs With Justice will inform us about the Clean Missouri Initiative. This important measure would require that legislative records be open to the public and that politicians wait two years after leaving office before becoming lobbyists. It would eliminate most lobbyist gifts in the General Assembly and lower campaign contribution limits for state legislative candidates.

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