Voter suppression increasingly threatens the voting rights of all Americans. Ed Yohnka, Director of Communications and Public Policy for the Illinois ACLU, joins OLLI to discusses voter suppression, barriers to voting, and how voter's rights can be protected — including yours. He will discuss the current situation in Illinois and how some people are utilizing voter suppression for their benefit. He will cover what state and national laws should be changed and what you can do if your registration or right to vote are challenged.
This lecture is free and open to all current OLLI members. This lecture will be presented online via Zoom as a webinar. Webinars require a two-step registration process for security reasons.
The first step is to register here on the OLLI Online Registration System. Shortly after registration closes (at noon the day prior to the lecture), you will be sent a link to complete the registration process. Once you have completed this second step, you will be emailed the link to access the webinar. DO NOT share your webinar link, it is specific to you and space is limited.
Speaker: Edwin C. Yohnka
is the Director of Communications and Public Policy for the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois which is the most prominent civil rights and civil liberties’ advocacy organization in the State of Illinois. Yohnka directs a wide range of communications outreach for the organization and appears regularly on television and radio programs in Illinois and throughout the nation to speak out on a myriad of issues, ranging from voting rights and immigration to LGBTQ equality and legislative issues.