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CSLS Speaker Series – Matt A. Barreto and Sonni Waknin
Monday, September 21, 2020 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
& cosponsor Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice
are pleased to announce the next speakers in the Fall 2020 CSLS Speaker Series
MATT A. BARRETO & SONNI WAKNIN
Matt A. Barreto is Professor of Political Science and Chicana/o Studies, UCLA
Sonni Waknin is Managing Law Fellow, UCLA Voting Rights Project
Speaking on their research
“The Right to Vote During A Global Pandemic:
Improving Vote by Mail and Protecting In-Person Voting”
Dr. Matt Barreto and Sonni Waknin will discuss the barriers to the right to vote during the COVID-19 pandemic. The talk will cover both the challenges that have occurred with in-person voting and how social science research on voting barriers explains the current issues voters face in-person. The talk will also discuss their research on vote by mail and how vote by mail can both present both a solution to possible Covid-19 spread due to in-person voting, while also erecting new barriers to the right to vote. Sonni Waknin will present the UCLA VRP policy solutions and recommendations for how to administer the 2020 General Election during the pandemic.
Please join us on
Monday, September 21 from 12:45-2:00pm
We are looking forward to seeing you soon!
Pamela Erickson, Executive Director
Catherine Albiston, Faculty Director
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