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Zoom Forum: Voter Suppression and the Impact of COVID-19 on Voting Rights

April 18, 2020 5:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The right to vote is a fundamental Constitutional right and a guiding principle of American democracy.  Yet this right is increasingly being put to the test this election year, challenged by voter suppression, uncertain access to the polls, accessibility of ballots, vote by mail restrictions, COVID-19 and other issues.

 For its second ClassACT ZOOM Forum on April 23rd at 7pm EDT, ClassACT HR73 and its Voter & Civic Engagement initiative has assembled a terrific line up of guests to discuss these challenges. Join us for:

Voter Suppression and the Impact of COVID-19 on Voting Rights

Email us here to register for the forum!

Learn more about the forum here!

Featured panelists include classmate Steve Milliken, CEO and Founder of JusticeAid, a ClassACT Sustained Collaboration since 2014 whose 2020 theme is Voter Suppression; Julie M. Houk, Managing Counsel for the Election Protection Voting Rights Project, which is JusticeAid’s 2020 beneficiary; classmate Helen Hershkoff, Professor of Constitutional Law and Civil Liberties at NYU Law School and Co-Director of the Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Program; Myrna Perez, Director of Voting Rights & Elections Democracy at the Brennan Center for Justice; and Kevin D. Benish, Associate Professor of Law at NYU, who has been directly involved on issues relating to safeguarding the right to vote and access to the polls in Wisconsin. Therese Steiner, Co-Chair of ClassACT’s Voter & Civic Engagement Initiative and JusticeAid Board member, will moderate the panel.

The forum will end with a ClassACT CALL TO ACTION: How you can help fight voter suppression and get involved in protecting our constitutional right to vote.

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