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Salon duc Tape: Disenfranchisement and Voter Suppression in the U.S.
October 22, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Salon duc Tape – Disenfranchisement and Voter Suppression in the U.S. – October 22nd, 2021
How do current efforts to suppress the vote fit into our history, and what can be done about it?
While the 2020 election saw a number of states work to decrease the costs of voting in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are now witnessing a number of states working to increase the costs of voting via a variety of restrictions. At the salon on Friday, October 22nd, CSU Political Science Professor Courtenay Daum will offer a brief history of discrimination and exclusionary practices in voting in the United States. She will then move on to a discussion of current state attempts to suppress the vote, potential congressional remedies such as the For the People Act, and an evaluation of how different types of voting laws and regulations can either facilitate the vote leading to increased voter turnout (e.g. Colorado’s use of all-mail voting) or hinder the vote by imposing increased burdens on individuals seeking to exercise the franchise (e.g. restrictive voter ID laws).
Dr. Daum teaches courses on American Constitutional Law and LGBTQ and Gender Politics at CSU. Her research focuses on the interactions between law and society including LGBTQ politics, intersectional and feminist critical legal studies, and organized interest mobilization and litigation in the courts.
Salon duc Tape, a public forum sponsored by the Northern Colorado Alliance for a Livable Future (NCALF), meets on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month from 7:00 — 9:00 p.m. We will continue to meet via Zoom until the Delta variant of the coronavirus is no longer the serious threat that it is currently. You will need to register in advance for this salon here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information – including a new link – about joining the salon.