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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+) pres.

Safe, Secure and Accessible Elections for All


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Urgent and Critical Lectures
This event is free and available to the public. OLLI membership is not required.

Jocelyn Benson, Michigan Secretary of State, 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.

Co-sponsored by the Alumni Association of University of Michigan

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.

She 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, and 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. She continues to serve as vice chair of the advisory board for the Levin Center at Wayne Law.

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.

Zoom Link to join this programming:
Audio only dial: 1-312-626-6799
Webinar ID: 91645713215
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