What is it Going to Take? Voting Rights

Levine Museum of the New SouthWhat's It Going To Take?

Voting is a fundamental right and the cornerstone of democracy. Which issues are at the forefront of current debates about voting rights? What impact do these issues have on specific communities and the nation? How do past legislation, court decisions, injustices, and activism inform our present moment?

Join us as we address these questions through a historical and contemporary overview of voting rights in a conversation with Regan Aduddell (League of Women Voters), Dr. Martha Kropf (Professor of Political Science & Public Administration, University of North Carolina at Charlotte) and Kristie Puckett-Williams (ACLU of NC).

Moderated by Levine Museum’s Chief Content Strategist, Dr. Franky Abbott, including historical insights by Levine Museum’s Historian Dr. Willie Griffin.

Meet the Panelists:

Regan Aduddell serves as the Voter Services Chair at the League of Women Voters of Charlotte-Mecklenburg.

Dr. Martha Kropf is Professor of Political Science & Public Administration at UNC Charlotte. Her areas of research include the study of elections and election reform, voting and political mobilization. Dr. Kropf is the author of Institutions and the Right to Vote in Americaand Helping America Vote: The Limits of Election Reform (with David C. Kimball).

Kristie Puckett-Williams is the Statewide Campaign for Smart Justice Manager for the ACLU of North Carolina. She is also a working scholar in Mass Incarceration with a focus on the treatment of women including pregnant women in carceral facilities.