September 29, 2021

6:00 pm, Eastern Time

ACS New York: New York’s Role in the Voting Rights Crisis: Why Voting Rights (and Wrongs) Matter Here and Around the Country

New York State, long a progressive leader on social issues, has always been surprisingly behind the curve regarding voting rights and policies, and its longstanding failure to modernize its election laws has made it a favorite punching bag for politicians seeking to justify voter suppression in places like Georgia, Texas, North Carolina, Ohio, and Florida. Despite some forward movement in recent years, New York still has some way to go toward solving inequities in voting and becoming the kind of national leader it aspires to be. In fact, the most pervasive and pernicious vote dilution and suppression schemes in New York hardly get discussed at all.

Join the ACS New York Lawyer Chapter for a lively discussion with Perry Grossman, Voting Rights Project Attorney at the New York Civil Liberties Union, who will discuss his recent work on state and federal voting rights legislation as well as vote dilution and voter suppression litigation in New York and around the country, among other topics. Learn more about the most significant recent developments in New York election and voter registration law, and why it matters both locally and nationally.