Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America
October 6, 2015
09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
 
Event Location:
Center for American Progress
1333 H Street NW
Tenth Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Details: 
 
On October 6, the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy and the Center for American Progress will host a panel discussion on the history of the 1965 Voting Rights Act and the current state of voting rights in America.
 
Ari Berman's new book, Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America, in which he tells the moving story of the transformation of the country under the VRA and the long counterrevolutionary efforts to undermine it, will be available for sale and Mr. Berman will sign copies.

 
Welcome and Introductions
 
  • Winnie Stachelberg, Executive Vice President, External Affairs, Center for American Progress
  • Katie O'Connor, Director of Policy Development and Programming, American Constitution Society

 
Panelists
 
  • Julie Fernandes, Moderator, former Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Voting Rights at the U.S. Department of Justice and Senior Policy Analyst at the Open Society Foundations
  • Ari Berman, author of the just-released historical account, Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America and political correspondent for The Nation
  • Laughlin McDonald, veteran voting rights litigator and special counsel and director emeritus of the ACLU Voting Rights Project
  • Representative Terri Sewell, Seventh Congressional District of Alabama, Member of the House Committee on Financial Services and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

 
Closing Remarks
 
  • Michele L. Jawando, Vice President, Legal Progress, Center for American Progress 

 

A light breakfast will be available starting at 9:00, and the program will start at 9:30 a.m.

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