4 Podcast Episodes About Voter Suppression in America to Download Right Now
Getting registered to vote is the most meaningful first step you can take in upholding American democracy. Once you've crossed that off your to-do list, working to understand how precious — and precarious — the right to vote is in this country is a great next step. We recommend starting by learning about America's long and complicated history of voter suppression.
Voter suppression — or the creation of intentional barriers to voting — takes many forms, and often targets low-income and minority communities who are already underrepresented in government. According to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), some of the most effective methods states use to suppress the vote include confusing registration deadlines and cost-prohibitive photo identification rules.
To get you up to speed on this issue, we've rounded up a few helpful and engaging podcast episodes. Pop in your headphones and listen as each conversation breaks down how insidious attacks against the right to vote have impacted American elections past and present. Once you've listened up, join us in doing all we can to safeguard our elections of the future.