Protect Wisconsin’s Vote Education Summit Tonight!

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One Wisconsin Institute is hosting the first Protect Wisconsin’s Vote Education Summit, an educational forum including a panel discussion and short film screenings, at the Times Theater in Milwaukee today from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Partnering organizations include the Milwaukee Area Labor Council AFL-CIO, ACLU of Wisconsin, Disability Rights Wisconsin, Voces de la Frontera and the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin.

This is a great opportunity for friends and neighbors to come together to make sure our right to vote is protected. We can make sure none of our friends or family is denied the right to vote.

The panel discussion will tackle important issues facing Milwaukee and cities throughout the nation, including: Voter Suppression, the Myth of Voter Fraud, Ex-Offender Re-Enfranchisement, Bilingual Barriers, Accessibility at Polls, Pitfalls of Voter ID and Same-Day Registration. In addition, an attorney will be on hand to answer questions about possible remedies for voters who experience problems at the polls.

WHAT: Protect Wisconsin’s Vote Education Summit

WHEN: Thursday, July 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: The Times Theater, 5906 W. Vliet Street, Milwaukee

WHO: Sheila D. Cochran – Secretary/Treasurer/COO, Milwaukee Area Labor Council AFL-CIO; Renee Shavers Crawford – Associate Director, ACLU of Wisconsin; Alan Freed – Attorney, Disability Rights Wisconsin; Ann Jacobs – Attorney, Election Protection Legal Committee; Christine Neumann-Ortiz – Executive Director, Voces de la Frontera; Kit O’Meara – Voting Rights/Election Administration Chair, League of Women Voters; Scot Ross – Executive Director, One Wisconsin Institute.

For more information on how preserving the right to vote is critical to promoting democracy, please visit www.ProtectWisconsinsVote.org.

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