January 14, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Eastern Time
Flipping the Narrative: Taking the Voting Rights Struggle from Defense to Offense
Much of the narrative around voting and representation over the last decade has focused on efforts to shrink the electorate and gerrymander political districts, and the progressive response to those efforts. Yet, innovative ideas have been proposed to expand the electorate and to ensure that representatives better resemble their state constituents. Some propose expanding voter rights at the local level for certain populations typically denied that right, while others suggest an aggressive congressional agenda to pass voting rights legislation or strengthen the legitimacy of our political representation by changing the way we vote for our elected officials. Why are these proposals more likely to gain traction than other ideas? What can the progressive movement do to support these efforts?
Join ACS for a discussion of an affirmative agenda for voting rights.
Pema Levy, Reporter, Mother Jones
Joshua Douglas, Thomas P. Lewis Professor of Law, University of Kentucky College of Law
Jamal Greene, Dwight Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
Richard Hasen, Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Political Science, UC Irvine School of Law
Marina Jenkins, Litigation Director, National Redistricting Foundation
Monday, January 14, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT, Jenner & Block LLP, 1099 New York Avenue NW, #900, Washington, DC 20001
Lunch will be served beginning at 12:00pm
1.5 hours of CLE will be offered.