In partnership with WFAE 90.7fm, NPR's Michel Martin joins audiences in Charlotte to talk about voting rights on Mon., Oct. 27, at 7 p.m., at Spirit Square's McGlohon Theater. Voting rights are under the microscope in communities across the United States, and North Carolina is no exception. There are court challenges around the state’s voter ID law: from the elimination of same-day voter registration to the shifting demographics of voters.
“WFAE prides itself in civic engagement. Nothing is more fundamental to the American experience than the right to vote. We find ourselves squarely in the middle of the national debate about voting rights and voting laws,” says Roger Sarow, WFAE president. “NPR and WFAE are in a perfect position to pool their resources to provide a rich conversation for WFAE listeners, for the Charlotte region, and through NPR, a discussion with the entire nation.”
+ Michael G. Dickerson, director of elections at the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections
+ Vanessa Faura, Governor's Advisory Council on Hispanic/Latino Affairs
+ Olivia N. Sedwick, president of the Student Government Association at Winston-Salem State University
The conversation will explore historical voting trends, factors to low voter turnout, and new voters - how are they being recruited and by whom? Attendees can take part in the conversation by following @NPRMichel on Twitter and on Facebook at Facebook.com/NPRMichel. #NPRMichel