Protecting The Vote: A Discussion With Secretaries Of State


Add to My Calendar Thursday, August 13, 2020 2:00pm to 3:30pm


Join Vince Warren, Executive Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights, at the 2020 Netroots Nation Conference as he moderates a discussion on key voting rights and election issues leading into the 2020 presidential election with the Democratic election officials on the front lines of protecting the vote. Voter suppression, election integrity and security, gerrymandering, and the upcoming census are at the forefront of our electoral conversations. And with COVID-19 looming, how can we ensure that November’s elections are safe and that everyone is able to exercise their right to vote? This panel provides an opportunity to have an open discussion with Democratic Secretaries of State about their roles in ensuring the 2020 election and all future elections are safe, accessible, and that all votes are counted.

Panelists include Jocelyn Benson, the Secretary of State of Michigan; Jena Griswold, Colorado’s 39th Secretary of State and the youngest Secretary of State in the country; and Denise W. Merrill, currently serving her second term as Connecticut’s 73rd Secretary of State.  

For more information on this panel or the 2020 Netroots Nation conference, visit the conference page.

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August 6, 2020