In a country where the right to vote tends to be taken for granted, why is “who can vote” even a question? In this course, we’ll examine the history of voting rights in the US and the problems facing whole categories of citizens who may not be able to vote in 2018. We will also look at gerrymandering, which effectively denies many a meaningful vote. We will identify and track the progress of some key races that will likely be affected by attempts to interfere with voting rights. The active involvement of class members will be important to this process.
LEADER: Elaine Jacoby is an attorney who leads courses on civil rights, women’s issues, and politics.
TUESDAYS: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 8 weeks: September 25 through November 13
LOCATION: Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville