From Personal to Policy: Make Your Vote Matter

Tue, Aug 8, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm


A Conversation about voting rights and redistricting. Hear from local speakers about why this issue matters now, and how it affects the vote you cast at the ballot box.

Moderator: Dr Kevin Deegan-Krause - Associate Professor of Political Science at Wayne State University, specializing in political parties and electoral systems and presenter on redistricting for Voters Not Politicians/Count MI Vote.


Mark Brewer - Election law and labor attorney. Presided over Michigan's first-ever state-wide General Election recount in December 2016. Former chair of the Michigan Democratic Party.

Jocelyn Benson - Former Dean of Wayne State University of Law School and author of State Secretaries of State: Guardians of the Democratic Process.

Erica Peresman - Lawyer and voting rights activist. Founder and director of the Michigan Voting Rights Project, which advocates for modernization of Michigan's election laws and improvement of local election administration.

The Office Coffee Shop
402 S Lafayette Ave, Royal Oak, Michigan 48067


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