The late Congressman John Lewis once stated, "The right to vote is precious, almost sacred. It is the most powerful nonviolent tool or instrument in a democratic society. We must use it."
A strong democracy thrives when all can participate in this sacred act, unencumbered. And while participation in voting has increased, the country has seen systemic inequities in electoral processes and in laws passed making it more difficult for Americans to vote. All the while, COVID-19 remains a serious threat to public health.
This panel will examine some of the major challenges facing democracy and the opportunities for PSOs and funders to support practitioners in the field using practical and equitable solutions to overcome these challenges.