Threats to Voting Rights


What has been happening to voter access and to voting rights across the country? This will be the focus of a program, titled “You Have the Right to Vote, Don’t You?,” sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Port Washington-Manhasset. The public is invited to bring questions and join this timely discussion at the Manhasset Library on Monday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m.
The featured speaker will be Vishal Agraharkar, J.D., Counsel for the Brennan Center for Justice’s Democracy Program at New York University School of Law.  Agraharkar is a graduate of Williams College and Columbia Law School.  Since joining the Brennan Center, his work has focused on voting rights and elections.  Several of his papers on the topic can be accessed at
Agraharkar will discuss new voting restrictions enacted in some states over the past few years  – including photo ID requirements, registration limitations, and reduced voting times.  He will then review major lawsuits over these restrictions that could affect this year’s elections and recommend actions that individuals can take to protect the right to vote at both national and local levels.  Everyone is encouraged to bring questions and to participate in stimulating discussion
For additional information, call 516-944-7794 or e-mail
This program is provided free of charge by the League of Women Voters of Port Washington-Manhasset as a public service to the community.
The League of Women Voters of Port Washington-Manhasset is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, open to both men and women. It encourages citizens to participate in government and to influence policy through education and advocacy.

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Elizabeth Johnson is former editor of Manhasset Press and Manhasset Press Magazine. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community Newspaper" several years in a row.


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