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The Ballot is Stronger Than the Bullet: A Short History of Voting

March 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

EST  | Virtual

Winning the right to vote is a struggle that has been constant in American history. It is here that the power of the vote has reached a position of both symbolic and real power. For better or worse, the people of representative democracies throughout the world express their views and participate in their government through the vote.

Join Professor Hamish Lutris of Capitol Community College as he discusses the concept of voting, its establishment as the most visible political weapon in the arsenal of Democracy, and the movements that have both expanded and resisted the expansion of that right over the years, including feminism and the civil rights movement of the 1960s.

This program is pre-recorded.

Learn more about the Connecticut Democracy Center’s Civic Learning Week programming at ctdemocracycenter.org/civic-learning-week.

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