Raven Brooks: Getting The Vote Out

Oct 17, 2018 2:00 PM ET
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Voting. It’s the fundamental premise underpinning our governmental system. There shouldn’t be disagreement about that, irrespective of political party, right? Why, then, across the nation, are we seeing Republican-run state governments purging voter rolls and erecting barriers to prevent people from exercising their franchise. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak with Raven Brooks, the COO of Vote.Org, a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization dedicated to getting more Americans to vote. We discuss Vote.Org’s approach to voter registration, how the organization persists in the face of voter suppression tactics, and as we approach the midterm election on Nov. 6th, what’s happening with the vote in places like Florida, North Dakota, Georgia, Kansas, and Texas.