Sunday, February 8, 2015

March 7: Austin - Voting Rights Institute

The landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 is undoubtedly one of the most successful civil rights laws in our Nation’s history, and remains an important piece of national legislation that is still relevant today. However, the Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in Shelby County v. Holder effectively nullified the Act’s special preclearance provisions. As a result, until Congress amends the Act, voting rights litigation will be the only path available to minority voters seeking to protect their rights against discriminatory voting laws.
Help respond to this voting rights crisis by joining the American Constitution Society in a training program, taught by some of the most respected voting rights practitioners in the country. This training will arm attendees with the tools and tips necessary to become active members of the voting rights bar, and will provide an opportunity for new and returning members of the voting rights community to meet and strategize about the challenges to come. We need you to be part of the next generation of voting rights defenders.
If you have question about this training, please contact Zack Gima, Associate Director of Network Advancement for the American Constitution Society, at zgima@acslaw.org or at 202-393-6186
Title:
Austin Lawyer Chapter: Voting Rights Institute
A segment of the ACS Student Convention
When/Where:
Saturday, March 7, 2015
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
University of Texas School of Law School Auditorium
727 East Dean Keeton Street
Austin, TX
Speaker:
  • Wendy Davis, Former Texas State Senator
  • Chad Dunn, Partner, Brazil & Dunn
  • Jose Garza, Attorney, Mexican American Legislative Caucus
  • Gerry Hebert, Executive Director & Director of Litigation, Campaign Legal Center
  • David Richards, Senior Counsel, Richards Rodriguez & Skeith LLP
By:
American Constitution Society
Credit:
Cost:
Free
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