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Demos To Launch “Free The Vote: A Policy Shop Series” Next Week

NEW YORK – National public policy organization Demos is joining hundreds of non-partisan groups for National Voter Registration Week, beginning September 24, to help counter attacks on the freedom to vote and ensure that the nation’s elections are free, fair, and accessible. Next week, for the first time ever, concerned citizens across the nation are coming together, pulling out all the stops, to make sure that every eligible voter is registered and able to vote in this critical election year.

All week, Demos will be running “Free The Vote: A Policy Shop Series,” an expert blog series featuring daily analyses and new briefing papers on critical voting rights issues – including obstacles to registration, prohibitive voter ID laws, same day registration, the youth vote, mobile democracy, and more – on its blog, The series will begin on the morning of Monday, September 24.

“Free The Vote: A Policy Shop Series” will include:

  • Mon 9/24 - Free The Vote: Cutting Red Tape From The Voting Process [NEW BRIEF] - Brenda Wright, Demos Vice President For Legal Strategies
  • Tues 9/25 - Same Day Registration is Under Attack in Minnesota – Steven Carbó, Demos State Advocacy Director
  • Wed 9/26 - The Power of the Black Youth Vote - Heather C. McGhee, Demos Vice President For Policy and Outreach
  • Wed 9/26 – Millions of Voters Move, Can They Still Vote? – Youjin Kim, Policy Analyst 
  • Thurs 9/27 – How to Register 1.5 Million Voters at Public Assistance Offices [NEW BRIEF] – Lisa Danetz, Demos Senior Counsel & Youjin Kim, Policy Analyst
  • Fri 9/28 - Stronger Democratic Rights Mean Economically Empowered Voters – Miles Rapoport, Demos President 

These Demos voting rights experts are available for interview; please see the contact information above. The blog series will include original infographics, all of which are available for republication (with attribution):

“­­­­­National Voter Registration Week: A Policy Shop Series” is part of Demos’ ongoing work to ensure elections are free, fair and accessible for all Americans. This work includes the recent report, “Bullies at the Ballot Box: Protecting the Freedom to Vote Against Wrongful Challenges and Intimidation.”