Tune in to hear Secretary of State of Michigan Jocelyn Benson discuss the specific threats made against election officials in Michigan. Secretary 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 her offices. 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. When she was appointed dean at age 36, she became the youngest woman in U.S. history to lead a top-100, accredited law school. She continues to serve as vice chair of the advisory board for the Levin Center at Wayne Law, which she founded with former U.S. Sen. Carl Levin. Previously, Benson was an associate professor and associate director of Wayne Law’s Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights.
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We Hold These Truth’s Ask the Expert Series brings you answers from a diverse group of leaders in their fields of study and practice on issues affecting American democracy. These short videos are part of a broader panel conversation which are hosted by the McCain Institute’s Defending American Democracy Series – an event series focused on restoring faith in fact-based journalism and countering mis- and disinformation.
This panel is part of the Defending American Democracy series with support from The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Video produced by Anthony Gay