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Lawyers’ Committee to Host Panel and Discussion on Race, Democracy and the Right to Vote in 2016 at the State Bar of Ga.

For Immediate Release April 5, 2016

Contacts:

Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. – TOMORROW, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee), will host a panel and discussion titled, “Race, Democracy and the Right to Vote in 2016” at the State Bar of Georgia in Atlanta, Georgia.This panel will include a critical discussion on African-American voter turnout in this year’s presidential election, the core civil rights issues that should be focused on during this election, and how the new restraints on the Voting Rights Act will affect voters in this year’s election.

WHO:

Keynote Speaker:

  • Kristen Clarke, President and Executive Director, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Panel:

Moderator:

  • Kristen Clarke, President and Executive Director, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Panelists:

  • Representative Stacey Abrams, Georgia State House District 89
  • Helen Butler, Executive Director, Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda
  • Francys Johnson, President, Georgia NAACP

WHAT:     

Panel discussion examining African-American voter turnout in this year’s presidential election, the core civil rights issues that should be focused on during this election, and how the new restraints on the Voting Rights Act affects voters.

WHERE:

State Bar of Georgia

104 Marietta Street NW, Suite 100

Atlanta, GA 30303

WHEN:

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT

RSVP:

Attendees are asked to RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/race-democracy-and-the-right-to-vote-in-2016-tickets-21067660941.

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About The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
The Lawyers' Committee, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, was formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to involve the private bar in providing legal services to address racial discrimination. The Lawyers' Committee celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013 as it continued its quest of "Moving America Toward Justice." The principal mission of the Lawyers' Committee is to secure, through the rule of law, equal justice under law, particularly in the areas of fair housing and fair lending, community development, employment, voting, education and environmental justice.

For more information about the Lawyers' Committee, visit www.lawyerscommittee.org.

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