By Rachel L. West
We are two weeks away from US midterm elections on November 6th. The United States has one of the lowest voting participation rates among OECD member nations. Only 55.7% of eligible voter in the US cast ballots in the 2016 Presidential election. Additional some states are making it harder for people to register and to actually vote.
Join me (@poliSW) this Thursday (October 25th) to chat about voting rights and making your state more voter-friendly. Tanya Rhodes Smith, MSW (@NAHIPSW) from UConn’s Nancy A. Humphreys Insitute for Political Social Work will be our guest expert.
The chat will discuss the following:
Q1: We talk a lot about registration, but what makes the act of voting hard for people?
Q2: What policies make voting easier in some communities?
Q3: What can social workers do to combat voter suppression?
Q4: Where can social workers get training on voter mobilization and protecting or strengthening voting rights?
The chat starts at 9:00 PM EST/6:00 PM PST.
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