September 25, 2015

ACS, Campaign Legal Center, Georgetown Law Center to Launch Next Phase of Voting Rights Training


Voting Rights Institute

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:
Jeremy Leaming, jleaming@acslaw.org

Washington, D.C. – To strengthen their work to protect voting rights, ACS and the Campaign Legal Center will unveil the next phase in their Voting Rights Institute (VRI) project at the National Press Club on October 2. The event will formally announce that the voting rights trainings that ACS and the Campaign legal center have been conducting across the nation for more than a year will now have a permanent home at Georgetown University Law Center.

ACS President Caroline Fredrickson, who will be a featured speaker at the Oct. 2 event, said it was essential to have a center that will house and make available invaluable voting rights information and materials to attorneys who will continue to take legal action to protect voting rights of all people.

“The Voting Rights Act, a landmark civil rights law, was greatly hobbled by the Supreme Court’s 2013 Shelby County decision, but it did not demolish the act, leaving Sec. 2 intact. Lawyers, scholars, activists will now have more resources housed at Georgetown Law Center to help them more effectively litigate cases to protect voting rights.”

Featured speakers at the Oct. 2 event will provide detail about the Voting Rights Institute’s partnership with the Georgetown Law Center. In general, the VRI will make essential voting rights information available to the public, provide attorneys with an extensive resource database including expert witness documents and sample legal documents, and will match those seeking legal help with attorneys.

Featured Speakers:

WHAT: Voting Rights Institute Launch

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 at noon.

WHERE: National Press Club, First Amendment Lounge, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20045

RSVP: The event is free to media. Please RSVP to press@acslaw.org.

The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS), founded in 2001 and one of the nation's leading progressive legal organizations, is a rapidly growing network of lawyers, law students, scholars, judges, policymakers and other concerned individuals dedicated to making the law a force to improve lives of all people. For more information about the organization or to locate one of the more than 200 lawyer and law student chapters in 48 states, please visit www.acslaw.org.