2016 Program Guide: Are All Voters Created Equal?

The American Constitution Society for Law & Policy is pleased to present our 2016 Program Guide and Speakers List:


The 2016 presidential election is fast-approaching and the need to examine the vitality of our democratic system of governance is critical now, more than ever. This will be the first presidential election since the Supreme Court invalidated part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in Shelby County v. Holder, and the upcoming 15th anniversary of Bush v. Gore serves as a stark reminder that a small number of votes can change election outcomes.

Given the timeliness of this issue, ACS encourages chapters to host events this year that illuminate issues impacting our right to vote. Among other things, events can explore equal and open access to the ballot, redistricting, Electoral College reform, and campaign finance reform. This brief guide, along with the accompanying Speakers List, is designed to assist both lawyer and student chapters in planning voting rights programs for this year. We encourage chapters to consult previous program guides on voting rights for additional programming ideas.

Click here to view the 2016 Program Guide and Speakers' List.