Stateside Chat: Election Sabotage in the States and What Congress Can Do To Stop It

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The Center for American Progress Action Fund is hosting a virtual event on the extreme, unprecedented, and undemocratic election sabotage laws enacted in several states. The panel includes state legislators and county election officials from Georgia, Michigan, and Texas, who will highlight the dangerous new state provisions that allow for partisan removal of local election officials, unimpeded access of partisan poll watchers, and partisan interference in election administration.

The panel will also examine other developments across the country that threaten the basic principles of a healthy democracy by heightening the possibility of election sabotage. Each of these topics underscores the need for Congress to pass the Freedom to Vote Act and John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act immediately, no matter what it takes.

We would love to hear your questions. Please submit any questions for our distinguished panel via email at or on Twitter using #StatesideChat. Live captioning will be available on Zoom and on the YouTube livestream.

Introductory remarks:
Daniella Gibbs Léger, Executive Vice President, Communications and Strategy, Center for American Progress Action Fund

Keynote remarks:
Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA)

Distinguished panelists:
Rep. Jasmine Crockett (D-TX)
Sen. Erika Geiss (D-MI)
Baoky Vu, Republican former Vice Chair, DeKalb County (GA) Board of Registration and Elections

Dave Chandrasekaran, Vice President, Advocacy and Campaigns, Center for American Progress Action Fund