Voter suppression tactics and other barriers threaten the right to vote, especially among communities of color. A growing number of South Asian Americans in suburban Cook County are eligible to vote but have limited English proficiency, and they might not know that they have the right to vote in Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati, and other languages.
Are you interested in hearing about voter empowerment and learning what we can do to ensure that all citizens have the right to vote? Please join us for a January 11 forum hosted by YWCA Evanston/North Shore, League of Women Voters of Evanston, NAACP-Evanston, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority ENSA. SAAPRI’s Ami Gandhi will be speaking, as well as Ruth Greenwood of Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, George Mitchell of NAACP-Evanston, and Evonda Thomas-Smith of LWV of Evanston. Voter registration will also take place for those who are not yet registered.
EVENT: Voting Rights Forum
DATE: Saturday, January 11, 2014
TIME: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Evanston Public Library (1703 Orrington Ave. in Evanston, IL)
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