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Berkeley Arts & Letters: Thom Hartmann / The Hidden History of the War on Voting

February 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PST

$12 – $20
front cover of The Hidden History of the War on Voting by Thom Hartmann

In today’s America, only a slim majority of eligible voters register to vote and a large percentage of registered voters don’t bother to show up for elections. Is this their responsibility alone, or is it the insidious result of policies made by our elected officials? Thom Hartmann unveils the hidden war on voting in America, offering answers as to why the wealthy elite want to block people from voting, where the idea that only smart people should vote originates, and why convicts aren’t allowed to vote. Is voter fraud really that common, or is it just a ploy to make it harder for people to vote? And most importantly, how can we make voting easily accessible to every citizen? With a perspective that stretches all the way to the founding of our republic, Hartmann shows how the war on universal suffrage has been waged for centuries—and is far from over.


Thom Hartmann is a progressive national and internationally syndicated talk show host. Talkers magazine named him America’s most important progressive host and has named his show one of the top ten talk radio shows in the country every year for over a decade. A four-time recipient of the Project Censored Award, Hartmann is also a New York Times bestselling author of twenty-four books, translated into multiple languages.

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Doors at 6pm. Program at 7pm. Duration of event is subject to author’s preference.

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February 17, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PST
$12 – $20
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Berkeley Arts & Letters
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Berkeley, CA 94709 United States
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