December 14, 2009

What to Watch for at Tonight’s Protect Wis. Vote Education Summit

Voter rights and expanding access to the polls are the main topics of the One Wisconsin Institutes second annual Protect Wisconsins Vote Education Summit, set for Tuesday at Madisons Museum of Contemporary Art on State Street. Among the speakers will be Adam Skaggs, Counsel in the Democracy Program at New York Universitys Brennan Center for Justice.

The multimedia program will include a panel discussion, video presentations and speakers on a host of voter rights issues, including: Early voting and voter registration modernization, strengthening and protecting absentee balloting, accessibility to the polls, ex-offender re-enfranchisement, pitfalls of voter ID and benefits of preserving same day registration.

The goal of the event is to promote discussion on these important issues, educate and unite community groups on the importance of voter access and provide information to the media about these critical issues. Among the partners in the Protect Wisconsins Vote Education Summit are the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, ACLU of Wisconsin, Disability Rights of Wisconsin, Citizen Action of Wisconsin Education Fund and the Election Protection Legal Committee.

The event is free and open to the public. Hope to see you there!

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