The State of Voting Rights in America

May 15, 2014

By IOP Staff

Is President Obama correct when he says, “the right to vote is threatened today in a way that it has not been since the Voting Rights Act became law nearly five decades ago”? The Institute of Politics welcomes a panel of leading experts, analysts, and advocates to look at these key questions: How have voting rights evolved over the past 50 years? What is the impact of last year’s Supreme Court ruling regarding the Voting Rights Act of 1965? And what is the status of the current bipartisan legislation in Congress?

Panelists include Myrna Perez, Deputy Director at The Brennan Center for Justice, Roger Clegg, President and General Counsel at The Center for Equal Opportunity, Richard Hasen, Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of California-Irvine, and Tanya Clay House, Public Policy Director at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. The discussion was moderated by The New Yorker’s Jeffrey Toobin.

 


This event was presented in partnership with the Center for the Study of Race, Politics & Culture, and made possible by the generous support of the Joyce Foundation.

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