They’ve Never Wanted You to Vote

They’ve Never Wanted You to Vote

By WNYC Studios

Notes from America

Monday, 26 October

Voting is a hallmark of our democracy, but it is not guaranteed for any American citizen. Visit WNYC/Gothamist’s “2020 Voter Guide For New York And New Jersey” to make a plan. If you live outside of NY and NJ, visit vote.org for information about how you can safely vote this year.

This week, senior editor Christopher Werth brings us a story about the not-so-secret legal crusade against the Voting Rights Act, led by law firms representing the Republican Party and the Trump campaign. And with Election season coming to an end, Historian Dr. Carol Anderson joins us for a conversation about how American voters, particularly Black Americans, had fought and continue to fight for their right to participate in the democratic process - safely and with certainty that their votes will count.

Dr. Anderson is a Charles Howard Candler Professor of African American Studies at Emory University and author of several books including “White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Nation's Divide” (2016).

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