American Federation of Teachers' Civil, Human and Women's Rights Conference

October 13, 2017 to October 14, 2017

Brennan Center's Nicole Austin-Hillery will discuss voting rights and the continued disenfranchisement of voter across the nation. Specifically, she will address the importance and power of the 'ballot box' in American democracy and how fight efforts to undercut the fundamental right to vote. Additionally, she will examine the impact of the Shelby decision on the Voting Rights Act and potential solutions to restore protections loss under the High Court's ruling.