• Day 3

    Day 3: Voter Suppression Today. 

    Yesterday you learned about voter suppression and its impact on American history and people of color. Today, we are going to learn how voter suppression continues to impact our democracy and disenfranchise marginalized groups.

    This past presidential election was significant because we witnessed the barriers to voting that many people still face and we must continue to work to eliminate those barriers, so that our representatives and laws reflect our increasingly diverse country.

    150 years after the 15th Amendment was passed, barriers to voting still remain. Read this article to learn about how social media, gerrymandering, access to polling places, and other strategies have all been used to limit access to the ballot box.

    Watch this video with Stacey Abrams discussing the three ways that voter suppression occurs in America: registration access restrictions, ballot access restrictions, and ballot counting problems.

    After you engage with the challenge materials on voter suppression today, share with us the barriers you, your family, or friends faced when voting in our most recent presidential election this past November. You can share your responses with us @LWScienceHealth on Instagram.

    All Instagram participants will receive a special gift via USPS mail.