Virtual Event: Universal Voting – Apr 12

Posted by Brennan Center for Justice on March 29, 2022

U.S. voters turned out in record numbers in 2020, hitting a 13 percent jump from 2016. Even so, the coun­try lags behind many other demo­cra­cies – includ­ing Belgium, Sweden, Australia, Uruguay, and South Korea – when it comes to voting. How would our coun­try be trans­formed if we did away with argu­ments over voting rights and instead commit­ted to an elec­tion process where every citizen not only has the right to vote, but a require­ment to do so?

Twenty-six coun­tries require parti­cip­a­tion in their elec­tions. In 100% Demo­cracy: The Case for Univer­sal Voting, co-authors E.J. Dionne and Miles Rapo­port argue that the United States should follow in their foot­steps. After all, Amer­ic­ans are required to pay taxes and serve on juries. Join us for a conver­sa­tion with the authors and New York City Coun­cil member Alexa Avilés about univer­sal voting and how to imple­ment it.

Date and Time: April 12, 2022, 6:00-7:00 PM

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