Wednesday, October 7, 2015
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Voting rights for many are at risk. Ari Berman, author and investigative journalist joins TCG to discuss “Voting Rights & the Efforts to Limit Voting Rights Today” and why young voters, minorities, the elderly and others should be concerned.
The Voting Rights Act enfranchised millions of Americans and is widely regarded as the crowning achievement of the civil rights movement. And yet fifty years later we are still fighting heated battles over race, representation, and political power, with lawmakers devising new strategies to keep many citizens out of the voting booth.
Berman is the author of “Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America”, available for purchase for $20. Click here to purchase a copy.
“Give Us the Ballot” has been garnering rave reviews. Here is a recent New York Times review by Jeffrey Rosen.
ABOUT ARI BERMAN
Ari Berman is a contributing writer for The Nation magazine and an Investigative Journalism Fellow at The Nation Institute. His new book, Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America, will be published in August 2015 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He has written extensively about American politics, civil rights, and the intersection of money and politics. His stories have also appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and The Guardian, and he is a frequent guest and commentator on MSNBC and NPR. His first book, Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics, was published in 2010 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.