February 13, 2020
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm, Eastern Time
ACS North Carolina: Student Rights Under Attack - The 26th Amendment and You
The 26th Amendment guarantees voting rights to Americans over the age of 18. However, the last decade has seen a profusion of attempts to keep students from exercising that right. From new strict voter identification laws, to confusion about the right to vote at campus addresses, to gerrymandering of campus precincts, to efforts to close down campus polling places, student rights to vote are being threatened. Why is this happening? Who doesn’t want students to vote—and why? What can we do to protect our voices and use our power, particularly when the youth vote is on the rise?
To answer these questions, join the ACS North Carolina Lawyer Chapter, the ACS Duke University School of Law Student Chapter, the Hart Leadership Program, the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Human Rights Institute, and DemocracyNC for a conversation with legal scholar and attorney Yael Bromberg about the history, present, and future of the struggle to secure young people’s democratic rights. Bromberg is the leading authority on the hard-won 26th Amendment, which has rarely been used as a legal tool to fight back. Should it be?
Yael Bromberg, Chief Counsel for Voting Rights, The Andrew Goodman Foundation; Principal, Bromberg Law LLC
Pizza and refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public.