CHC political sciences assistant professor, Jeffrey Carroll, Ph.D., will join a panel at Delaware Valley University on Zoom on Oct. 14 at 7 p..m for a panel discussion on the upcoming 2020 election.
About the Event:
This year, 2020, is the 150th anniversary of the passage of the 15th Amendment in 1870, granting the vote to African-American men, and the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, ratified in 1920, granting universal women’s suffrage. Yet both before and after the ratification and passage of these amendments, the American voting system and institution has been rife with undemocratic policies and tactics that have barred its citizens from voting, such as implementing poll taxes and property requirements, barring convicted felons from voting, and employing other methods to get around adhering to constitutional amendments and laws.
From the closing of the Reconstruction era immediately following the Civil War, to the voting Rights Act of 1965, millions of African-American voters were disfranchised in the American South, not to be redressed until the passage of The Voting Rights Act of 1965. Since then, the memories of the 2000 Florida recount and the hanging chads of the 2000 Bush v. Gore election still scar many Americans' memories. And the dismantling of the Voting Rights Act in Shelby County v. Holder by the United States Supreme Court in 2013 has major implications today.
Will your vote be counted fairly? Will U.S. Postal Service challenges, mail-in ballots, and “naked ballots” in swing states like Pennsylvania, be an election night concern? Will convicted felons and others still be purged from voter rolls? Please join Dr. Jeffrey Carroll, associate professor of political science at Chestnut Hill College, Dr. Kevin Davis, adjunct professor of public policy at Delaware Valley University, and Dr. Craig Stutman, associate professor of history and public policy at DelVal, as they have a discussion on voting rights and disenfranchisement through the lens of the upcoming 2020 election.
Join us here: https://zoom.us/j/99458945730