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Election 2020 -- 10/07/20 Daypass -- Safe, Secure and Accessible Elections for All
Wednesday, October 7 10:00-11:00 am FREE Jocelyn Benson, Michigan Secretary of State Co-sponsored by the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan Zoom Link to join this programming: https://umich.zoom.us/j/94331884660 Audio only dial: 1-312-626-6799 Webinar ID: 943 3188 4660 (changed 9/10/2020) Secretary Benson will discuss the many options voters have to cast their ballots safely this year, and the work to support clerks and voters to ensure all ballots are counted and kept secure. Jocelyn Benson is Michigan’s 43rd Secretary of State. In this role she is focused on ensuring elections are secure and accessible, and dramatically improving customer experiences for all who interact with our offices. Benson is the author of State Secretaries of State: Guardians of the Democratic Process, the first major book on the role of the secretary of state in enforcing election and campaign finance laws. She is also the Chair of Michigan’s Task Force on Women in Sports, created by Governor Whitmer in 2019 to advance opportunities for women in Michigan as athletes and sports leaders. A graduate of Harvard Law School and expert on civil rights law, education law and election law, Benson served as dean of Wayne State University Law School in Detroit. When she was appointed dean at age 36, she became the youngest woman in U.S. history to lead a top-100, accredited law school. She continues to serve as vice chair of the advisory board for the Levin Center at Wayne Law, which she founded with former U.S. Sen. Carl Levin. Previously, Benson was an associate professor and associate director of Wayne Law’s Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights. Prior to her election, she served as CEO of the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE), a national nonprofit organization using the unifying power of sports to improve race relations.
Event Type : Special Projects      
Category : Election 2020
Date(s) : 10/07/2020
Day of Week : Wednesday
Time : 10:00-11:00AM
Location : Online
    Webinar ID: 943 3188 4660, audio only dial 1-312-626-6799
Zoom link: https://umich.zoom.us/j/94331884660
Fee : $0.00
Event Status : OPEN