Virtual Program: The Challenge of Democratic Legitimacy in Turbulent Times with Professor Rachael V.

Friday, October 710:00—11:00 AMOnlineNeedham Free Public Library1139 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA, 02494

Virtual Program—The Challenge of Democratic Legitimacy in Turbulent Times with Professor Rachael V. Cobb

Friday, October 7th from 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Hosted Online by the Ashland Public Library

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There's been a lot of talk about voter fraud in the last election - we know it has been debunked but what are the root causes of the rumors that swirled, the impact on our trust in the system, and what the effect of such distrust has on our democracy? Join Prof. Rachael V. Cobb in discussing these issues that have plagued us historically but especially in the last few years.

Rachael V. Cobb, Ph.D. is Chair and Associate Professor of Government at Suffolk University. Cobb specializes in U.S. elections, election administration, electoral politics, civic engagement, and political participation.

Professor Cobb established the University Pollworkers Project, a nonpartisan program designed to recruit college students as poll workers as a response to reports of an estimated shortage of 500,000 poll workers nationwide. Since 2006, more than 1,000 students from the Greater Boston area have received training and worked as poll workers.

Her work as appeared in the Quarterly Journal of Political Science and Studies in American Political Development. Professor Cobb serves on the board of MassVOTE and the Boston Election Advisory Committee. She received her Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her AB from Bryn Mawr College.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Library and the Ashland Senior Center, co-sponsored by the Needham Free Public Library.

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