WCDP Community Forum: Voter Suppression 2020– Old Idea, New Tactics
February 1 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
In recognition of Black History Month, WCDP’s monthly meeting will focus on voter suppression, which has traditionally targeted black, native American and minority communities.
Contrary to popular belief, voter suppression is not a thing of the past; it is an ever present threat to our democracy. In this program, you will learn about the history of voter suppression and explore examples of how it looks in the present. Just as before, communities of color and individuals of other marginalized communities continue to be targeted by those in power. Recognizing suppression tactics when you see them is the first step in taking action against them.
- Trische’ Duckworth, Social Worker, Social Justice Advocate
- Joel Rutherford, Chair of the Official Democratic Black Caucus of Macomb County
- William V. Hampton, President of the Ann Arbor Branch NAACP
- Justin Hodge, Clinical Assistant Professor of Social Work, University of Michigan
In addition to the presenters the County Clerk’s office will also give an update on what to expect at the polls this year.
This monthly meeting is open to all. Doors open at 9:30am and the program begins at 10. Candidates for local office are welcome to bring literature and to meet with people at a designated table. We also invite you to bring donations of non-perishable food as well as coats and winter wear for the many in our community whose resources are limited.