According to the Brennan Center, 47 states have enacted restrictive voting laws since the 2020 election even though there is very little evidence of widespread voter fraud. In my adopted state of Georgia, the state legislator recently passed SB 202. During and after the vote, outside parties poured millions of dollars into the state with positive messages about this legislation.
I reached out to Evan Malbrough, a young activist and aspiring attorney, to talk to us about SB 202 and his work to get young people involved in the voting process. He is the founder of the Georgia Youth Poll Worker Project and has published several recent articles about voting rights.
I know you will find our conversation as inspiring as I did.
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Evan Malbrough is a native of Smyrna, Georgia. He is a 2020 graduate of Georgia State University with a degree in Public Policy and a minor in cello performance. At GSU, Evan was a founding member of Vote Everywhere GSU and served as an ambassador for Amazon Prime Student, Kaplan Test Prep & GoPuff. Evan also served as a Summer Research Fellow at the United States Department of Defense at the Pentagon. Upon graduating, even became a 2020 Puffin Fellow with the Andrew Goodman Foundation as well as a brand ambassador for Mars-Wriggly and Instagram. Evan is the founder of the Georgia Youth Poll Worker Project where He recruited 1000 poll workers to work the 2020 general election and 2021 run off. Finally, Evan is a writer who has published in publications such as Forbes, Blavity, Teen Vogue, and the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Links mentioned in this episode:
The Georgia Youth Poll Worker's Project
Georgia State Bill 202
Kate Couric's interview with David Becker, founder of the Center for Election Innovation and Research about SB 202 and other state voting laws
The Brennan Center for Justice