PDA Voter Suppression #1: Guests are Sara Mullen of ACLU of Pennsylvania and Chris Fields of Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights on “One Nation” with hosts Andrea Miller and Rev. Terence Dicks
Voter suppression and racism is alive and well in America but we can fight this machine.
Deputy Field Director, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA)
“One Nation” with Andrea Miller on Blog Talk Radio
Show #1 “One Nation” with Andrea Miller and Terence Dicks on Blog Talk Radio
“Holding elected office is a privilege – voting is a right”
Rev. Terence A. Dicks, PDA Southern Regional Organizer/PDA State of Georgia Coordinator
Sara Mullen, Assoc. Dir. of the ACLU of Pennsylvania and Chris Melody Fields, Election Protection Coordinator for the Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law
Sara Mullen started at the ACLU of Pennsylvania as a 1997 volunteer in its Pittsburgh office.
She joined the staff as the office manager in January 1998 and worked her way up to Assistant Director of the Pittsburgh Chapter in 2000.
Sara transferred to the Philadelphia office in November 2002 and currently heads the Community Organizing Department and oversees the organization's communications program.
She received her BA in Middle Eastern History from the University of Chicago in 1993.
Prior to the ACLU, Sara worked in academic publishing.
Chris Melody Fields serves as the campaign manager for the Lawyers' Committee's Election Protection program working to coordinate coalition efforts and ensure successful implementation of Election Protection programming in order to guarantee voters are informed about their rights and that every vote is counted.
Prior to joining the Lawyers' Committee in December 2011, Fields worked in the government affairs division for a local biological resource center on the global health/biosecurity agenda.
Fields spent two years as the Outreach Director for Common Cause working to advance their democracy reform agenda and pass the Fair Elections Now Act that would create publicly financed campaigns for members of Congress.
Voter registration deadlines include:
October 6, 2012: Mississippi, Nevada
October 7, 2012: Rhode Island, Alaska
October 8, 2012: Arkansas, Hawaii, Tennessee, Washington
October 9, 2012: DC, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Colorado, Utah, Louisiana, New Mexico, Arizona, Michigan, Kentucky, Florida, Pennsylvania.
Check the deadline dates for the rest of the states:
ACLU of Pennsylvania: Defending liberty where it began
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law:
Map of Shame: Voter Suppression Legislation Tracker:
Resources to Combat Voter Suppression Efforts:
Voting Laws We Enforce:
Voting Rights Act: Objections and Observers
Voting Rights Litigation:
Election Protection & Electoral Reform:
Voter Identification Stories and Consequences:
Publications, Testimony, Other Docs:
Election Protection Smartphone App.