LCHP Researcher Moderates CalHumanities Event on Voting Rights

On April 28, Alisa Belinkoff Katz, LCHP Senior Research Fellow, moderated the below conversation with California Humanities.

Since 1960, California has greatly improved its voter registration process. Ballots are now mail-in, multilingual, and registration is available up to election day. Why then do California elections not fully reflect the diversity of the state? This panel discussed the paradox between California’s voter-friendly registration programs and its unequal voter participation. As we look back at California history, what policies have shaped the voter experience? What tactics can increase – and sustain – voter engagement? The speakers included Kristin Nimmers, California Black Power Network and Lori Pesante, Dolores Huerta Foundation.