Disability and Voting

Disability and Voting

May 21, 2024 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Evergreen State College - Purce Hall 7 / Zoom
Disability and Voting @ The Evergreen State College - Purce Hall 7 / Zoom

If people with disabilities voted at the same rate as otherwise-similar people without disabilities, there would be an additional two million voters in U.S. elections.


Join us in conversation with Co-directors of the Program for Disability Research at Rutgers University, Lisa Schur and Doug Kruse to discuss what efforts have been made to increase voting access and what challenges remain.


When: 4 to 5 p.m., Tuesday May 21

Where: Purce Hall 7, option for remote viewing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9JkHypp2UY


About the presenters:

Founded in 2000, the Program for Disability Research conducts research to inform public policy and make a positive social impact. In a 2020 peer review Rutgers University was ranked #1 globally for disability and employment research. Professors Schur and Kruse have been cited in over 400 unique media articles in the past 5 years, including New York Times, PBS NewsHour, Time, USA Today, and international news outlets.


Lisa Schur received the 2002 Best Article award from Political Research Quarterly for her article “Enabling Democracy: Disability and Voter Turnout.” She founded the Disabilities Studies minor at Rutgers University and co-founded the Program for Disability Research.



Doug Kruse’s most recent co-authored books include The Citizen’s Share: Reducing Inequality in the 21st Century (with Joseph Blasi) and People with Disabilities: Sidelined or Mainstreamed? (with Lisa Schur). He served as Senior Economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisors from 2013-2014.


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