The Road to Re-Enfranchisement: Advancing Rights Restoration

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 9:00am
Criminal disenfranchisement laws strip voting rights from people with past criminal convictions, excluding millions of Americans from our democratic process. On September 11, 2019, the Brennan Center for Justice will bring together impacted individuals, lawmakers, advocates, scholars, election officials, and leaders from law enforcement and faith communities for a discussion on how to advance voting rights restoration.
 
View our agenda here
 
Speakers include: 
 
Keynote: Phil Murphy, Governor of New Jersey 
 
Justin Allen, Community Organizer, Millions for Prisoners New Mexico 
Rachel Anderson, General Counsel, Office of the Nevada Attorney General
Juan Cartagena, President and General Counsel, LatinoJustice PRLDEF 
Dauras Cyprian, Senior Organizer, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children/All of Us or None 
Anthony Dixon, Director of Community Engagement, Parole Preparation Project 
Jena Marie Griswold, Colorado Secretary of State
Alexes Harris, Presidential Term Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Washington
Holly Harris, President and Executive Director, Justice Action Network 
Matt Hogan, Partner, ALG Research 
Patty Kuderer, Washington State Senator, 48th Legislative District 
Jim Liske, U.S. Director, Movement.org 
Jim Johnson, Brennan Center Senior Fellow 
Jhody Polk, 2018 Soros Justice Fellow 
Esther de Rothschild, Founder, The Love Vote 
Sarah Walker, Founder, Minnesota Second Chance Coalition 
Andrew Warren, 13th Judicial Circuit State Attorney, Hillsborough County, Florida 
 
As we contemplate the future of our democracy, how can we ensure that everyone has the right to participate? How do we bring allies on board to help us move legislation? What are the obstacles advocates face as they push for change? We’ll tackle these topics and more in a productive day of organizing, learning, and conversation.
 
Contact Ayling Dominguez, Research and Program Associate, Democracy Program, with any questions.
 
Location
Rosenthal Pavilion – Tenth Floor
NYU Kimmel Center 
60 Washington Square South 
New York, NY 10012 
 
Date
September 11, 2019 
9:00am - 5:00pm