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Tuesday: In Detroit, Conyers to Hold Voting Rights Forum

Washington, DC, June 24, 2016

Detroit, MI – Following the third anniversary of the 2013 Supreme Court Shelby County v. Holder decision which stripped away critical provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (MI-13) will host a voting rights forum in Detroit on Tuesday, June 28th at 6:30 PM. The forum will be held at the University of Detroit Mercy Law School.

Facing a presidential election this November where the Voting Rights Act will not be in full effect for the first time in half a century, this forum will discuss the 2013 Supreme Court Shelby County v. Holder decision, voter ID laws and other mechanisms put in place around the country to suppress the vote. Congressman Conyers cosponsored the original Voting Rights Act of 1965.

WHAT:           Voting Rights Forum

WHERE:        University of Detroit Mercy Law School

                        651 E. Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226

WHEN:          Tuesday, June 28, 2016

                        6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


 Congressional Members

The Honorable John Conyers, Jr.

The Honorable Brenda Lawrence


Reverend Dr. Wendell Anthony, President, Detroit Branch NAACP

Barbara McQuade, U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Michigan

Ari Berman, Ph.D., Senior Contributing Writer for The Nation Magazine

Michael J. Steinberg, Esq., Michigan ACLU

Dr. Tyson King-Meadows, University of Maryland

Nicole Austin-Hillery, Director Washington Office, Brennan Center for Justice