Victoria Thomas has extensive experience with non-profit and human rights organizations. Prior to coming to the Shanker Institute she worked for Freedom House, the Foundation for Democratic Education, the Center for a Free Cuba, and the Institute on Religion and Democracy. She has a B.A. in government from the College of William and Mary and a M.P.A. in public administration from George Washington University. She has seven rescued cats and one dog (who somehow snuck in). She is on the board of the Montgomery County Partnership for Animal Welfare (MCPAW) and in 2012 she was named Volunteer of the Year for the Montgomery County Humane Society. She volunteers in the cat rooms at the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center and for the Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County..
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.