January 24, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Eastern Time
Virtual Lunch Program featuring Russ Feingold
Join the ACS UDC and ACS Howard chapters for a discussion with Russ Feingold, President of the American Constitution Society (ACS). Learn more about Russ, his career, and ACS's work. During the conversation, we'll also discuss the filibuster, voting rights, judicial nominations, and court reform.
Russ Feingold, ACS President
Domonique Hamilton, ACS Howard President
Shawn Deadwiler, UDC ACS President
Russ Feingold is the President of the American Constitution Society. He served as a United States Senator from Wisconsin from 1993 to 2011 and a Wisconsin State Senator from 1983 to 1993. From 2013 to 2015, he served as the United States Special Envoy to the Great Lakes Region of Africa and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
During his 18 years in the United States Senate, Russ was ranked 6th in the Senate for bipartisan voting. He is a recipient of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award and cosponsored the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (McCain-Feingold Act), the only major piece of campaign finance reform legislation passed into law in decades. Russ was the only Senator to vote against the initial enactment of the USA PATRIOT Act during the first vote on the legislation and was well-known for his opposition to the Iraq War and as the Senate's leading opponent of the death penalty. He served on the Judiciary, Foreign Relations, Budget, and Intelligence Committees. Russ was Chairman or Ranking Member of the Constitution Subcommittee.