Voting in Texas
March 22, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Event Location:
The University of Texas School of Law
727 East Dean Keeton
Austin, TX 78705
Details: We are still fighting for voting rights. Since 2003, Texas has been chipping away at the pinnacle of the Civil Rights Movement -- the Voting Rights Act of 1965. On March 8, we are privileged to welcome Robert Notzon, the NAACP lawyer who has spent years fighting Texas voter ID laws that stand to prevent at least 600,000 voters from participating, a disproportionate number of whom are minorities. The event will include a lecture, a breakout session in which students are encouraged to meet like-minded advocates, and a time for Q&A.

The saying goes "in Texas, you can vote with a handgun permit but not a student ID." This state has some of the most restrictive voter laws in the country with districting maps that date back to Reconstruction. Last week, Jeff Sessions said the Justice Department would no longer block Texas from implementing these onerous restrictions.

We're excited to welcome Robert Notzon, the lawyer on this case who is challenging this law. He is the legal redress chair for the Texas State Conference of the NAACP. This event is cosponsored by the UT chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and the UT Law chapter of the American Constitution Society.

Location TBD

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Student Chapters:
The University of Texas School of Law