Tuesday: In Detroit, Conyers to Hold Voting Rights Forum
Washington, DC, June 24, 2016
Tags: Civil Liberties
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.
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