Café Inquiry - “Behold the New Poll Tax” (Grand Rapids)

Sunday, October 22, 2017, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Schuler Books - Studio, 2660 28th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI, View Map


Café Inquiry is a casual event starting with a short 10-15 minute introduction of the day's topic followed by open discussion. At 12:00pm we will break for coffee/brunch and a chance to socialize.

On January 24, 1964 Congress ratified the 24th Amendment to the Constitution abolishing any Poll Tax levied by any states or federal agency in the United States. That ended a sordid policy of denying Americans the right to vote based on an inability to pay. But is that really the case?

This week we will discuss how the laws of Alabama, and seven other states, have disenfranchised some lower-income residents with fines and fees, effectively creating a new Poll Tax.

As usual, you can read the article ahead of time.

Members are welcome to propose and schedule a topic which would be of interest toward establishing a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values. Please contact us if you have a topic that you would like to discuss at an upcoming Café Inquiry.

Café Inquiry (Grand Rapids) meets on the second and fourth Sundays of each month.

Additional Details

To find the group go to studio located in the back right corner of the bookstore (not the café).

Food & Beverages are available for purchase.

Center for Inquiry Michigan values full participation for all attendees at all of our events, including participation from individuals with disabilities. Requests for reasonable accommodation may be made by contacting the event host at least three days prior to the event (contact information is below).

Cost: FREE / Donations Appreciated. Ways to Support CFI & Donate Online

Contact: Dennis Gaymer, , (616) 690-4696