CLBR #242: Ari Berman on the Struggle for Voting Rights


Today we feature one of our pre-recorded interviews with authors from the Miami Book Fair – Ari Berman a senior contributing writer for The Nation and author of Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America.

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Give Us the Ballot was

  • named one of the best books of 2015 by the New York Times, Washington Post, NPR, the Boston Globe and Kirkus Reviews; and
  • a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for nonfiction and a nominee for the American Library Association’s Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence.

Writing in the Washington Post, Congressman John Lewis called the book “a must read” and “a primer for every American.”

Berman is a senior contributing writer for The Nation magazine and a Reporting Fellow at The Nation Institute. Business Insider named Berman one of the “50 most influential political pundits” in the US. He’s written extensively about American politics, civil rights, and the intersection of money and politics. His stories have also appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Atlantic, Politico and The Guardian, and he is a frequent guest and political commentator on MSNBC, NPR and C-Span. He’s lectured extensively around the country, including at the White House, Congress and the Supreme Court.

This is an important issue and one that we covered four years ago.

It is also one I feel very strongly about since I did voter protection in Florida in 2012 and Nevada in 2016 and have written about voting rights extensively:

I hope you will listen.


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