Threats to voter rights: What's at stake?

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Did you know that the Illinois database of voter records was breached by Russian Intelligence prior to the 2016 election? While it may not have affected the election, could this happen again? Is there a threat of voter suppression because of Crosscheck? Will your vote be safely recorded? Do you know your rights? How can we encourage voter turnout?

On Monday, Sept. 17, from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Veterans Room at the Oak Park Public Library, the League of Women Voters of Oak Park and River Forest will present a Community Forum on Threats to Voter Rights: What's at Stake? Ami Gandhi, director of Voting Rights and Civic Empowerment for the Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights; Edwin C. Yohnka, director of Communications and Public Policy at ACLU Illinois; and Andy Kang, executive director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Chicago are our panelists. Jan Dorner, voter services co-chair and board member, Illinois League of Women Voters, will present the league positions of the issues. There will be a question-and-answer session following the presentation. All concerned citizens are invited to attend.

Be an informed voter. Register and vote. Bring a friend and/or neighbor with you to the polls. Every vote counts. 

Deputy voter registrars will be in attendance to register voters.

Marge Massarello

President

League of Women Voters OP-RF

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