Capitol Hill Briefing: Bipartisan Panel on Restoring Voting Rights

July 22, 2014

Capitol Hill Briefing: Bipartisan Panel on Restoring Voting Rights

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Introductory Remarks:

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin
Democrat, Maryland

U.S. Senator Rand Paul
Republican, Kentucky

Expert Panelists:

  • Nicole Austin-Hillery, Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law (moderator)
  • Deborah J. Vagins, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Bernard Kerik, Former New York City Police and Correction Commissioner
  • Desmond Meade, Florida Rights Restoration Coalition and Lifelines to Healing – PICO Florida
  • Rev. Dr. H. David Schuringa, Crossroad Bible Institute
  • Carl Wicklund, American Probation and Parole Association

562 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510

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Millions of Americans have lost the right to vote — and their political voice — because of a criminal conviction in their past. Now, there is growing bipartisan support on Capitol Hill to restore voting rights to citizens who are working, paying taxes, and raising families in our communities. Senators Ben Cardin and Rand Paul — two key national leaders who have introduced bills to restore voting rights (S.2235 and S.2550) — will join a panel of experts from the faith, law enforcement, and civil rights communities, as well as impacted persons, to discuss the current state of voting rights restoration and explore ways to bring more Americans back into our democracy.

Event hosted by American Civil Liberties Union and the Brennan Center for Justice.

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