Learn why #CourtsMatter to voting rights

Just weeks before the 2018 midterm elections, learn about the most pressing issues facing our right to vote and the role the courts will play in protecting this right.

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 once again set the federal courts as the backstop for protecting the right to vote. In 2013, the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder weakened these protections, and since then, states across the country have passed laws making it more difficult to register to vote and cast a ballot. Yet as voter suppression tactics continue, so does our work to protect and expand voting rights.

Join us on Wednesday October 17 at 1:30pm ET for our webinar with civil and voting rights expert Kristen Clarke.

Kristen Clarke, President & Executive Director of the National Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee), leads one of the country’s most important national civil rights organizations in the pursuit of equal justice for all.  The Lawyers’ Committee seeks to promote fair housing and community development, economic justice, voting rights, equal educational opportunity, criminal justice, judicial diversity and more. Throughout her career, Ms. Clarke has focused on work that seeks to strengthen our democracy by combating discrimination faced by African Americans and other marginalized communities, including in the areas of voting rights and election law.