November 15, 2016
Voter Suppression in 2016: What's Next?
Jill DashAmerican Constitution Society
Paul SmithJenner & Block
Julie FernandesOpen Society Foundations
Anita EarlsSouthern Coalition for Social Justice
Kathleen ClydeOhio House of Representatives
ACS, along with the Campaign Legal Center and Georgetown Law, launched the Voting Rights Institute (VRI) in 2014. The VRI is a groundbreaking resource providing attorneys with the specialized trainings and tools they need to respond to emerging challenges and cases in the quickly-evolving field of voting rights and elections law, and using our existing local networks to connect those attorneys directly with voters in need. On Nov. 15, 2016, the VRI hosted experts in the voting rights field to discuss voter suppression in the 2016 election and how to ensure easier access to the right to vote in future elections.
The panelists included:
The Honorable Kathleen Clyde, Ohio House of Representatives, District 75;
Anita Earls, Executive Director, Southern Coalition for Social Justice;
Julie Fernandes, Advocacy Director for Voting Rights and Democracy, Open Society Foundations; and
Paul Smith, Chair, Appellate and Supreme Court Practice and Co-Chair of the Media and First Amendment; Election Law and Redistricting Practices, Jenner and Block