Gerrymandering, Voter Registration, and Access to the Ballot—An Obermann Conversation
How is voting restricted in our country in lawful ways? Political scientist Tracy Osborn and grassroots organizer Sharon Lake will discuss issues ranging from gerrymandering, Iowa's voter registration law, voter identification, and lack of voting rights for felons.Tracy Osborn is an associate professor in the UI Department of Political Science and the director of the Politics and Policy Program at the Iowa Public Policy Center.
Sharon Lake has worked for many years as a grassroots organizer on the east side of Iowa City, registering voters and helping voters understand how to take advantage of options such as early voting and same-day registration. Over the past year, she has given workshops on Iowa's Voter ID laws, voter registration, and canvassing voters.
Free and open to all.