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Dwayne Betts (Yale University)
Dwayne Betts (Yale University) was only a teenager when he was convicted of carjacking and sentenced to 9 years in prison. Today, he’s an acclaimed poet and PhD candidate at Yale Law School. He recounts his inspiring story and brings attention to one of the biggest civil rights issues of our time: felon disenfranchisement.
Ron Hayduk (San Francisco State University)
Think immigrant voting is un-American? Think again. Ron Hayduk says it’s as American as apple pie.
Rebecca DeSchweinitz (Brigham Young University)
Rebecca DeSchweinitz explains how the Vote 18 movement led to the Twenty-Sixth Amendment, lowering the voting age from 21 to 18 in 1971.
This program was funded by the “Why it Matters: Civic and Electoral Participation” initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils and funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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