Pizza and Politics: Strengthening Democracy in the South with KY Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes

Co- sponsored by SOUTHH

Join the IOP's Harvard Political Union and SOUTTH (Southerners Organizing Urgent Transformation Through Harvard College) for Pizza and Politics with Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes!

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is Kentucky's 76th Secretary of State and the youngest female Secretary of State in the nation, one of few statewide-elected women in the South. Her bipartisan efforts are recognized nationally for economic development and election administration. Among her achievements is the establishment of GoVoteKY.com, the Commonwealth's online voter registration portal. Her election initiatives protect the right to vote for all Kentuckians, especially military voters, voters with disabilities, and victims of domestic violence. She is an advocate for early voting for all Kentuckians.

When President Trump’s Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity requested Secretaries of State to provide sensitive voter information on registered voters in every state, Secretary Grimes memorably responded on MSNBC, with the majority support of other Secretaries behind her: "There's not enough bourbon here in Kentucky to make this request seem sensible... Not on my watch are we going to be releasing sensitive information that relate to the privacy of individuals."

As Kentucky's chief business official, Grimes implemented the Commonwealth's first online business portal and streamlined state laws to help grow Kentucky's economy. Grimes and her husband, Andrew, live in Lexington.

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Friday, March 23, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
Institute of Politics, Littauer 166