The League of Women Voters WA and Fix Democracy First are happy to welcome Joshua Douglas to Seattle. Professor Douglas, an expert on US election law and advocacy will be discussing his new book "Vote for Us: How to Take Back Our Elections and Change the Future of Voting" at Third Place Books, Seward Park at 7 PM on Tuesday, July 2.
An expert on US election law presents an encouraging assessment of current efforts to make our voting system more accessible, reliable, and effective.
In contrast to the anxiety surrounding our voting system, with stories about voter suppression and manipulation, there are actually quite a few positive initiatives toward voting rights reform. Professor Joshua A. Douglas, an expert on our electoral system, examines these encouraging developments in this inspiring book about how regular Americans are working to take back their democracy, one community at a time.
Told through the narratives of those working on positive voting rights reforms, Douglas includes chapters on expanding voter eligibility, easing voter registration rules, making voting more convenient, enhancing accessibility at the polls, providing voters with more choices, finding ways to comply with voter ID rules, giving redistricting back to the voters, pushing back on big money through local and state efforts, using journalism to make the system more accountable, and improving civics education. At the end, the book includes an appendix that lists organizations all over the country working on these efforts.
Unusually accessible for a lay audience and thoroughly researched, this book gives anyone fed up with our current political environment the ideas and tools necessary to affect change in their own communities.