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April 29 The Health of Democracy: Voter Suppression and Disenfranchisement

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civil disobediencePolitical scientist Erin O’Brien explores current efforts to restrict access to the ballot, through both legislative and judicial changes in states across the nation.  Journalist Phillip Martin responds with examples from the Civil Rights Movement of citizen actions, including civil disobedience, that opened ballot access to previously disenfranchised African Americans.   How can citizens respond when  the ideals of democracy come into conflict with the policies of government?

This program is funded in part by MassHumanities.

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