Past Event

Elections and Human Rights Discussion Series: Ensuring an Equal Right to Vote

September 30, 2020
12:10 PM
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Columbia University's Institute for the Study of Human Rights hosts a panel with Scholars and practitioners discussing key barriers to voting rights and various tactics for ensuring the right vote. What are the main barriers to voting rights in the United States? What are some key successes and tactics for ensuring the right to vote?

Panelists Include: 

  • Sylvia Albert, Director of Voting and Elections, Common Cause
  • Adriel Cepeda, Senior Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union - Confirmed
  • Ruth Greenwood - Lecturer in law; Co-Director of Voting Rights and Redistricting at the Campaign Legal Center, Harvard University
  • Fred McBride - Redistricting and Voting Rights Policy Specialist, Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
  • Lisa Schur, Director, Program for Disability Research, Rutgers

Moderated by: 

  • Liz Jaff, President and Co-Founder, Be a Hero