To strengthen their work to protect voting rights, ACS and the Campaign Legal Center unveiled the next phase of their Voting Rights Institute (VRI) project at the National Press Club on October 2. The event formally announced 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.
Wendy Davis, former Texas State Senator
Caroline Fredrickson, President, American Constitution Society
J. Gerald Hebert, Executive Director & Director of Litigation, Campaign Legal Center
William Treanor, Dean, Georgetown University Law Center
On June 11, former Attorney General Eric Holder gave a keynote address at the 2015 ACS National Convention.
Thomas Saenz, president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, addresses the ACS Symposium on Voting Rights in the States in Atlanta, Georgia on Thursday, March 19, 2015.
On March 19, 2015 ACS hosted the Symposium on Voting Rights in the States. Experts discussed the new state of voting rights in a day long symposium in Atlanta, Georgia. The first panel of the day considered how litigators and voting rights advocates could use state constitutions to protect the right to vote.
The panel featured:
- Ari Berman, Contributing Writer, The Nation
- Joshua Douglas, Robert G. Lawson & William H. Fortune Associate Professor of Law, University of Kentucky College of Law
- Anita Earls, Executive Director, Southern Coalition for Social Justice
- Dale Ho, Director, ACLU Voting Rights Project
- Franita Tolson, Betty T. Ferguson Professor of Voting Rights, Florida State University College of Law
On March 19, 2015 ACS hosted the Symposium on Voting Rights in the States. Experts discussed the new state of voting rights in a day long symposium in Atlanta, Georgia. The second panel of the day considered how voting rights advocates could use legislative and administrative advocacy to protect voting rights.
The panel featured:
Eileen O'Connor, Senior Counsel, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Kathay Feng, Executive Director, California Common Cause; National Redistricting Director, Common Cause
Bret Healy, Consultant, National Congress of American Indians
Marissa Liebling, Legislative Counsel, Just Vote Illinois
Tram Nguyen, Co-Executive Director, Virginia New Majority
Former Georgia State Senator Jason Carter addresses the ACS Symposium on Voting Rights in the States in Atlanta, Georgia on Thursday, March 19, 2015.