The Battle for Democracy: Voting Rights, Labor, and Electoral Power

SLU’s Spring 2023 "Civic Engagement and Leadership Development" seminar will examine a range of on-the-ground organizing in light of their potential and the challenges they face. Speakers will discuss the work of organized labor and social justice organizations to advance racial, gender, and economic justice and environmental sustainability. Particular attention will be paid to ongoing challenges related to aligning electoral work with the priorities of ongoing grassroots organizing and issue-based coalition-building.

SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2023 - Session 3:

“The Battle for Democracy in Michigan”

Guest Speakers:

Art Reyes III - Executive Director, We the People Michigan

Jennifer Root - Executive Director, SEIU Michigan


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