January 7, 2019

Flipping the Narrative: Taking the Voting Rights Struggle from Defense to Offense


‘Flipping the Narrative: Taking the Voting Rights Struggle from Defense to Offense’
A Panel Discussion on an Affirmative Agenda for Voting Rights

MEDIA CONTACT: Cara Philbin, (202) 741-0701, cphilbin@acslaw.org

Washington, D.C. — 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 also have been proposed to expand the electorate and to ensure that representatives better resemble their state constituents. What could the progressive movement do to support these efforts?  Join ACS and a panel of experts for a discussion on an affirmative voting rights agenda, on Monday, January 14, 2019, at the law offices of Jenner & Block LLP.

WHAT: ‘Flipping the Narrative: Taking the Voting Rights Struggle from Defense to Offense, a panel discussion presented by the American Constitution Society.

WHO:

Pema Levy, Reporter, Mother Jones, Moderator

Joshua Douglas, Thomas P. Lewis Professor 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

WHERE: Law offices of Jenner and Block LLP, 1099 New York Avenue NW, Suite #900, Washington, D.C. 20001

WHEN: January 14, 2019, 12:00-2:00 pm EST

Full audio and video of the event will be available upon request. Excerpts must be credited to “American Constitution Society”.

AMERICAN CONSTITUTION SOCIETY
Founded in 2001, the American Constitution Society (ACS) is a leading progressive legal organization with a rapidly growing network of attorneys, law students, scholars, judges, policymakers, and other concerned individuals, dedicated to making the law a force to improve people’s lives. For more information about the organization and its 200+ attorney and law student chapters in 48 states, visit us at www.acslaw.org and 1899 L Street NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC, 20036.