Every Voice Counts! Controversy and History of Voting Rights in the US
Speakers and Discussion: Loveland Museum Gallery Thursday Oct. 20
Every voice counts! Will yours be heard or are your voting rights in danger during election season 2016? What has changed since the Voting Rights Act of 1965?
The public is invited to a free multi-media program and community discussion about voting rights, co-hosted by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Loveland Events and the Larimer County League of Women Voters. The program includes the history of this long-awaited victory and hard-won battle for many U.S. citizens, what obstacles have been overcome over the years, and what rights are now in jeopardy for our citizens. This event is presented as part of the Thoroughly Historic Thursdays series.
Join us at the Loveland Museum Gallery on October 20th from 5:30 – 6:45pm. Admission to the program is free, donations to MLK Loveland Events will be accepted.
Two guest speakers will be featured – newspaper journalist and local author John Young and Thompson Valley High School social studies teacher and coach Jay Klagge. Klagge, who has been teaching since 1993, will share the history of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Young, a journalism teacher at Front Range Community College and self-syndicated columnist, will discuss the controversy surrounding voting rights and how those rights are endangered today.
Located at 503 N. Lincoln Avenue, the museum is open Tuesday – Sunday.