Voter Suppression And Voter Outreach

Oct 29, 2020

Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, voter turnout this election is a lot harder to predict. But for some demographic groups, the pandemic is not the only factor that might deter them from going to the polls.

Today we talk to leaders from local organizations, each focused on different populations, to find out what they’re doing to encourage people to vote. We discuss the challenges they’ve faced doing outreach during the pandemic, and learn what specific issues are on the minds of the voters they’re trying to reach.

Produced by Micah Yason.

Guests:

Elizabeth Bennion
Campus Director, American Democracy Project at IU South Bend; Director of Voter Services and Education, League of Women Voters of the South Bend Area

Barbara Bolling-Williams
President, NAACP Indiana State Conference

Melissa Borja
Volunteer Organizer, National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum; Assistant Professor, University of Michigan

Elise Shrock
President, Indiana Democratic Latino Caucus

Amy Shackelford
Program Director, Immigrant Welcome Center

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