The Fight to Vote: A Book Talk with Michael Waldman

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 6:00pm

"The Fight to Vote" : Then & Now
with Michael Waldman
President, Brennan Center for Justice

Cosponsored by: American Constitution Society for Law and Policy

Introduced by:
Trevor Morrison 
Dean of NYU School of Law

In conversation with:
Myrna Perez,
Deputy Director, Democracy Program, Brennan Center for Justice,204,203,200_.jpg

Monday, February 29
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Lipton Hall, NYU School of Law
108 West Third Street (between MacDougal St. and Sullivan St.)
New York, NY 10012

Amid a topsy turvy election season, please join us to hear Brennan Center president Michael Waldman discuss his new book, The Fight to Vote.


"As Waldman makes clear in this important book, the fight to vote has been at the heart of U.S. history, as have the countless debates over how to expand democracy even as ‘some fought to gain a voice in their government’ while ‘others fought just as hard to silence them.’ . . . Waldman’s bracing account of voting rights and political equality arrives right on time for the 2016 presidential campaign." Booklist, starred review 

"This masterly history reminds us that ‘We the People’ can and must restore our experiment in Constitutional freedom." Taylor Branch,  Pulitzer Prize winner for Parting the Waters: America in the King Years

"An important and powerful reminder that we forget American history at our peril: that democracy was hard-won and that with the right to vote once again under attack, it's ours to lose.” Linda Greenhouse, Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School

“Through this book, Michael Waldman delivers a message every American needs to hear. The struggle for the right to vote is not over. It is still being waged even today. We must use it or we can lose it." Rep. John Lewis


Waldman leads the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, which is deeply engaged in the fight for democracy. He is the author of the acclaimed book The Second Amendment and other works on the law and history.


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