Your Call: Why protecting the hard-won right to vote still matters

Apr 13, 2016

  On the April 14th edition of Your Call, Michael Waldman, president of the Brennan Center for Justice, joins us to discuss his new book, “The Fight to Vote.” 

It took nearly two centuries to expand voting rights from property owning white men to all Americans. But the hard-won battle is still under attack. Seventeen states have introduced new voting restrictions ranging from strict voter ID laws to cutting back on early voting. How is this affecting voter turnout? What will it take to protect the right to vote? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guest:

Michael Waldman, president of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law and author of "The Fight to Vote"

Web Resources:

Commonwealth Club: Michael Waldman

The Fight to Vote

The Nation: Ari Berman, Election and Voting Rights Coverage

California Secretary of State: Primary Elections in California

League of Women Voters, California: Voting in Primary Election

Brennan Center for Justice: Voting Rights and Elections  

NY Times: 2016 Delegate Counts and Primary Results