Wednesday, October 12, 2011
October Webinar: Defending the Right to Vote
States Move to Restrict Voting - How Nonprofits Can Defend the Right to Vote
Thursday October 27th, 2:00-3:00pm Eastern
2011 has seen an unprecedented nationwide effort to pass legislation that creates voter registration barriers and limits access to the polls. New laws require voters to provide photo ID at the polls, mandate proof of citizenship before registering to vote, and place severe restrictions on third party voter registration drives. (In some states, these laws have not yet been implemented and are under review by the Justice Department to ensure compliance with the Voting Rights Act.) These new regulations have the potential to disenfranchise millions of Americans, and will disproportionately affect lower-income, minority, youth, and older voters. Join us for a discussion of these troubling trends and efforts to counter them.
Featured Presenter: Megan Donovan is a staff attorney with the Fair Elections Legal Network. She has also worked as a legislative advocate for the Center for Reproductive Rights and a contract attorney for The Campaign Legal Center.