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Joint Center Participates in Hewlett Foundation Grantee Briefing on the 2020 Election

Joint Center President Spencer Overton spoke at the Hewlett Foundation grantee election briefing, Securing the Vote, on “major threats to the election process, what efforts are in place to address some of the biggest hurdles, and what we can expect to see in November.”

During his presentation, Spencer discussed the challenges for Black voters due to disinformation online and vote-by-mail policies. Some of these policies can be found in the section Protect Our Democracy in our report, Pandemic Priorities for Black Communities.

Other panelists included University of California, Irvine Professor Rick Hasen and Democracy Fund Senior Advisor Tammy Patrick.