Protecting Voters in the 21st Century: Modern Tools to Combat Discrimination

July 15, 2014

You’re Invited to a Capitol Hill Briefing:

Protecting Voters in the 21st Century: Modern Tools to Combat Discrimination

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Introductory Remarks:

U.S. Reps. Bobby Scott (D-Va.) and Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.)

Wade Henderson
Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Expert Panelists:

Deborah Vagins
American Civil Liberties Union

Tanya Clay House
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Erin Hustings
National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials

Moderator:

Nicole Austin-Hillery
Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law

Doors Open: 3:15 p.m.
Program Begins: 3:30 p.m.

H-144, The Capitol
Washington, D.C. 20515

Nearly 50 years after the passage of the historic Voting Rights Act, discrimination in voting remains a persistent challenge — sometimes with new manifestations. This panel will explore the modern face of voter discrimination and discuss the need for up-to-date protections. Experts will also discuss how the proposed Voting Rights Amendment Act — introduced in January by Representatives Sensenbrenner, Scott, and others — is designed specifically to address current, persistent discrimination.

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If you have any additional questions, please contact Brennan Center Events Coordinator, Jafreen Uddin, at 646-292-8345 or jafreen.uddin@nyu.edu.

 

This event is co-sponsored by the Brennan Center for Justice, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, American Civil Liberties Union, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials.