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 23, 2020, ClassACT HR73 and its Voter & Civic Engagement initiative assembled a terrific line up of guests to discuss these challenges.
VIDEOS FROM CLASSACT ZOOM FORUM ON VOTER SUPPRESSION AND VOTING RIGHTS
We have created 10 videos from this forum--one of the whole event, and 9 others, divided by topic. They are all available by clicking on the playlist in the YouTube video screen below. The playlist is very hard to see! You will find it along the top of the screen just to the right of the title of the forum. It looks like this .
Click on the button. That will open a drop down menu. You can then scroll down the menu and choose individual videos to play.
OUR PANELISTS + CALLS TO ACTION
KEVIN D. BENISH
Kevin Benish, Lawyer and Adjunct professor at NYU Law School, has worked in Wisconsin the past 10 years. In August 2020, he begins a clerkship on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals with HR ’73 classmate, the Honorable Susan Carney.
Helen Hershkoff is a HR ’73 classmate and Herbert M. and Svetlana Wachtell Professor of Constitutional Law and Civil Liberties at NYU Law School, as well as the Co-Director of the Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Program.
ACTION: Write op-eds in your local paper, advocate on social media.
JULIE M. HOUK
Julie Houk is Managing Counsel for the Voting Rights Project at Election Protection of Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights under Law.
Steve Milliken is an HR ’73 classmate and CEO & Founder of JusticeAid.
Myrna Pérez is the Director of the Voting Rights & Elections Project and Deputy Director of the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice.