From Issue One:

Issue One’s National Council on Election Integrity hosted the first event of its 2021 Speaker Series on strengthening our elections, “How State Voting Proposals Could Impact How Millions of Americans Vote.”

In 2021 state legislators have introduced more than 250 bills in 43 states to make it harder to vote, including measures to limit the early voting options that 85 million people used to safely vote in 2020 — an election with the highest turnout in a century. This wave of legislation follows months of disinformation about the validity and security of the 2020 general election. The discussion covered how these proposals would impact voting for millions of Americans, and what we can do to make the electoral process even more secure and accessible — instead of making it harder for people to vote.

Speakers included:

– Secretary Trey Grayson, former Republican Secretary of State of Kentucky

– Steven Greenhut, Resident Senior Fellow and Western Region Director at the R Street Institute

– Eliza Sweren-Becker, Counsel, Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice

Moderated by: Nick Penniman, CEO and Founder of Issue One