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    DACN Speaker Series: Quentin Palfrey

    Quentin Palfrey is Chair of the Voter Protection Corps, a nonprofit organization devoted to overcoming obstacles voters face to registering, voting, and having their votes count. A nationally-recognized voting rights expert, Palfrey has led voter protection programs in several states at the presidential, senatorial, and gubernatorial level over the past 16 years.

    From 2011 to 2013, he was Senior Advisor for Jobs & Competitiveness in the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy under President Barack Obama. Palfrey was also the 2018 Democratic nominee for Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor. He currently also serves as co-Director of Global Access in Action, a project of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University that conducts action-oriented research on access to medicine.

    He will be talking about the unique challenges to the 2020 election posed by the pandemic, on top of the other continuing issues of voter suppression, maladministration and disinformation. He will share what strategies for creating free and fair elections have the greatest chance of success, and the way to overcome obstacles voters face to registering, voting and having those votes counted.

    June 14, 2020 at 7:30pm
    Zoom Call
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    Shanghai, SH 201103
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