Judith Browne Dianis Reflects on the Dangerous Duality of Voting Rights Restrictions and Crackdowns on the Right to Protest

Judith Browne Dianis (’92), Executive Director of Advancement Project, contributed an opinion to USA Today on defending democracy in a hyperpolarized political and media landscape by protecting the right to vote alongside the right to protest (“Why Florida Gov. Desantis Signed Voting Rights Restriction on Fox News,” May 9). “To witness the protests in Minneapolis or Louisville or Atlanta was to watch America trying to become itself, trying to express pluralism and equity not as buzz words but tangible possibilities — Americans standing together, stretching the muscle of solidarity, holding up a mirror of the nation we are becoming. . . . Protests of the people, by the people, for the people are the last way we protect and perfect our democracy for us all.”