Klarissa Cervantes is currently a Fellow at the Albert Shanker Institute in Washington, D.C. She is a M.A. candidate in Education Transformation at Georgetown University. She has a B.A. in Sociology and Political Science from the University of California, Merced. She has worked as a Hispanic Media Intern for the office of Senator Harry Reid, and was a Campaigns and Election Intern at the National Education Association. She also worked as a Research Associate for the Young People of Color Project at the Blum Center for Developing Economies, University of California, Merced.
Today, American democracy is in crisis, and voter suppression is at the center of that crisis. There is ample evidence that it has been used to thwart the democratic will of “we the people” in a different states and in a number of recent elections. Our panel gathers not to belabor the self-evident – that voter suppression is morally wrong and injurious to democracy – but to discuss, from a variety of perspectives, what we should be doing to end it.Wednesday, January 9, 2019, noon to 2:00, 555 New Jersey Ave, NW, Washington, D.C. More information and registration.