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Solidarity Symposium #4: Climate, Health & Elections
September 15, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
How do we elevate progressive issues and achieve equity in the time of COVID, and beyond?
#4 The intersection of climate, health & election issues
Participation in free and fair elections becomes complicated when people have to maintain social distance rules. It is increasingly difficult to count, verify or collect ballots while maintaining social distance rules to protect health and safety. Wisconsin recently saw an increase in COVID cases following in-person elections.
In addition, extreme and unpredictable weather can create difficulties for people to get to the polls – waiting outside a polling center in the heat/cold, or waiting inside with poor ventilation systems will create undue risk for thousands of people.
Reductions in polling hours, locations and resources usually affect marginalized and communities of color as we recently witnessed in Georgia. How do we create fair, equitable and accessible elections as we move into an age of increased vulnerability to climate change and more pandemics?
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