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Past Event

Social Work Votes: Standing Up to Defend Voting Rights

August 20, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Online

Please join us for an important panel discussion of voting rights, voter suppression, and access to voting. We face what may be the most consequential elections of our lives while we are also confronting the global epidemics of COVID and anti-Black racism – all against the backdrop of our nation’s long history of suppressing the vote of poor Black, Latinx, Asian, and Indigenous people. Social workers, with their commitment to social justice and advocacy, and strong partnerships with community-based organizations, are uniquely positioned to raise awareness, mobilize for action, and increase voter engagement. Voting is one of our most fundamental rights and social workers are ready to defend that right.