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Joining Tax Preparation & Voter Registration To Increase Registration

  • Arlington Mill Community Center- Room 525 909 South Dinwiddie Street Arlington, VA, 22204 United States (map)

Brookings Senior Fellow Vanessa Williamson will present the findings from her innovative research that linked voter registration to tax preparation for low and middle income through Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) in Ohio and Texas. The results were surprising and positive! The Filer Voter program doubled the likelihood of unregistered tax filers registering to vote.

Speaker: Vanessa Williamson, Senior Fellow Brookings Governance Studies and Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center. Ph.D. in Government and Social Policy, Harvard University. Author, "Read My Lips: Why Americans are Proud to Pay Taxes."

Location: Arlington Mill Community Center. Parking in underground/garage.