Why Are We Denying 30 Million Citizens Their Right to Vote?

Why Are We Denying 30 Million Citizens Their Right to Vote?

Created: 17 October, 2019
Last update: 14 August, 2022

NANR Executive Director Jim Jonas interviewed two guests in October. The first was Debilyn Molineaux, co-founder and executive director of the Bridge Alliance Education Fund. Bridge Alliance is a diverse coalition of more than 90 respected, established organizations committed to revitalizing democratic practice in America. Jim and Debilyn discuss the growing coalitions forming to create a healthier democratic ecosystem by reforming elections, boosting civic engagement, and creating better civil discussions on policy and governance.

Jim’s second guest, Jackie Salit, is the president of Independent Voting. Independent Voting is a national strategy, communications, and organizing center working to connect and empower the 44% of Americans who identify as independents. Jim and Jackie discussed the state of the reform movement, including the recent decision by Arizona Democrats not to open their presidential primary to independent voters, and the consequences that will have on their chances in 2020.

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Jim Jonas

Jim is an experienced political, public affairs and corporate communication consultant based in Denver, Colorado. He is the executive director of the National Association of Nonpartisan Reformers.