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March 18, 2022 at 4:22 pm

Spectrum interviews Jellison about ‘voter suppression laws impact women more than men’

Katherine Jellison, portrait

Dr. Katherine Jellison

WOUB talks to Dr. Katherine Jellison, Professor of History at Ohio University, in a Spectrum interview headlined “New Voter Suppression Laws impact women more than men.”

Dr. Jellison says “Voter ID” requirements may seem, at first blush, innocuous. However, they discriminate against women who have changed their names because of marriage and discriminate against the elderly and certain minority groups who might not have drivers’ licenses.

Also, she asserts that limiting hours of voting and cutting back on the ability to vote by mail also impact women who are generally working long hours at a job and then working equally long hours being a mother, wife, and caretaker of most homes….

Listen to the interview at WOUB.

 

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