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Protecting Our Freedom to Vote

by Public Service Associate Beth

Enshrined in the US Constitution, via the Fifteenth, Nineteenth, and Twenty-sixth Amendments, all American citizens 18 years and older are given the right to vote (with some important exceptions across several states, specifically when it comes to individuals serving felony sentences, and those who have prior felony convictions). However, ordinary Americans, journalists, academics and organizations express concerns over recent national and state efforts that make it more difficult for Americans to access their right to vote.

Join us online Tuesday, October 5th at 7 PM to learn more about protecting our freedom to vote. Mia Lewis of Common Cause Ohio and Camille Wimbish, the Election Administration Direction for Ohio Voice will discuss how voting has changed over the years and how Ohioans can protect their right to vote. You can register for this event on our website. And check out the booklist below, with reads on voting, the history of voting rights, and voter suppression.

  • Drawing the Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Voting in America by Tommy Jenkins; illustrated by Kati Lacker | print / digital
  • Election Meltdown: Dirty Tricks, Distrust, and the Threat to American Democracy by Richard L. Hasen | print / digital
  • Larger than Life: Lyndon B. Johnson and the Right to Vote by Anne Quirk | print
  • One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying our Democracy by Carol Anderson | print / digital
  • Thank you for Voting: The Maddening, Enlightening, Inspiring Truth about Voting in America by Erin Geiger Smith | print / digital
  • Uncounted: The Crisis of Voter Suppression in the United States by Gilda R. Daniels | print / digital
  • Unrigged: How Americans are Battling Back to Save Democracy by David Daley | print / digital
  • What You Need to Know About Voting and Why by Kim Wehle; illustrations by Penny Ross Burk | print / digital