A former vice president of the American Federation of Teachers for 20 years, Herb Magidson began union work as a high school chapter chairman in the United Federation of Teachers in New York City. In 1969, he moved on to become an assistant to the then UFT president, Albert Shanker. Since that time, his union career has spanned officerships of the New York State United Teachers, the New York State AFL-CIO, and pension and health insurance plans servicing union members. As a member of the AFT Executive Council, her served as chairman of the AFT’s “Futures II” Committee, the AFT Democracy Committee, and the AFT Committee on Political Education.
Today, American democracy is in crisis, and voter suppression is at the center of that crisis. There is ample evidence that it has been used to thwart the democratic will of “we the people” in a different states and in a number of recent elections. Our panel gathers not to belabor the self-evident – that voter suppression is morally wrong and injurious to democracy – but to discuss, from a variety of perspectives, what we should be doing to end it.Wednesday, January 9, 2019, noon to 2:00, 555 New Jersey Ave, NW, Washington, D.C. More information and registration.