Major voting rights event on campus tomorrow

The Wesleyan chapter of Democracy Matters is hosting a major voting rights event on campus tomorrow night in the Woodhead Lounge. State Representatives from the Government Administration and Elections Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly will be present to hear student concerns regarding voter registration deadlines and how they systematically disenfranchise certain groups, including students, young people, minorities, and people from lower-income backgrounds.

All are invited to participate in this unprecedented opportunity to have their voices heard by real elected officials who hold the power to enact real, substantive change in the state of Connecticut.

What: Forum on Voter Registration
When: 7:15pm, Wednesday night
Where: Woodhead Lounge, Exley Science Center

8 thoughts on “Major voting rights event on campus tomorrow

  1. Anonymous

    well said, 1:13.obviously there will always be other things that need to be worked on, but we pick one. why not congratulate this group for trying to help with one issue, and turn your criticism towards a group that does nothing at *all* to help any issue.(and by “we”, i mean “they”. i’m not sponsoring this event or anything)

  2. Anonymous

    well said, 1:13.

    obviously there will always be other things that need to be worked on, but we pick one. why not congratulate this group for trying to help with one issue, and turn your criticism towards a group that does nothing at *all* to help any issue.

    (and by “we”, i mean “they”. i’m not sponsoring this event or anything)

  3. Anonymous

    they can always register for the next election. i think shit like ex felons being barred from voting for life is a much bigger deal. there are just much bigger and more important issues that need more time and energy put into them.

  4. Anonymous

    they can always register for the next election. i think shit like ex felons being barred from voting for life is a much bigger deal.

    there are just much bigger and more important issues that need more time and energy put into them.

  5. Anonymous

    it’s not a big deal?if you had to work 2 jobs and didn’t have time to figure out what all the rules and deadlines were until it was too late (yes, there’s more than one deadline to worry about…)or if your absentee ballot didn’t arrive on time and you couldn’t vote anywhere (this happened to several people i know at wes)then it would be a pretty big deal to youthere are hundreds of thousands of people who this sort of thing happens to…and they happen to fall into certain groups…should they really be barred from voting – on a technicality?

  6. Anonymous

    it’s not a big deal?

    if you had to work 2 jobs and didn’t have time to figure out what all the rules and deadlines were until it was too late (yes, there’s more than one deadline to worry about…)

    or if your absentee ballot didn’t arrive on time and you couldn’t vote anywhere (this happened to several people i know at wes)

    then it would be a pretty big deal to you

    there are hundreds of thousands of people who this sort of thing happens to…and they happen to fall into certain groups…should they really be barred from voting – on a technicality?

  7. Anonymous

    this is really not that big a deal. the way theyre selling it you’d think it was the biggest thing since the civil rights act.

  8. Anonymous

    this is really not that big a deal. the way theyre selling it you’d think it was the biggest thing since the civil rights act.

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