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Young Lawyers’ Committee Hosts Panel Discussion with National Leaders on Critical Intersection of Voting Power and Educational Equity

For Immediate Release September 12, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Young Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (YLC) will host a panel discussion on September 13 with national leaders to discuss the critical intersection of voting power and educational equity.  “As we work to ensure that all Americans are able to vote and participate this election cycle, we must remember that the right to vote is a tool for achieving educational reform,” said Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.  “Elected officials, including mayors, school board members and state lawmakers, play a critical role in shaping the rules that govern our public education system.  To promote smart education reform, we must remember that every vote matters.”

WHO:

  • The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
  • The Young Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
  • John C. Brittain, Professor, University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law
  • Kristen Clarke, President & Executive Director, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
  • James Joseph, Partner, Arnold & Porter, and Co-Chair, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Executive Board
  • Catherine Lhamon, Assistant Secretary, Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education

WHAT:  “Every Vote Matters” Series Reception and Panel Discussion: “Your Vote and Educational Equality”

WHEN: Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 4:30-7 p.m.

WHERE: Sedgwick LLP, 2900 K St. NW, Suite #500, Washington, D.C.

RSVP:  All media representatives are asked to RSVP to sburgess@lawyerscommittee.org by noon on September 13.

About the Lawyers’ Committee
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Right Under Law (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. Formed over 50 years ago, we continue our 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 community development; employment; voting; education; and criminal justice. For more information about the Lawyers’ Committee, visit www.lawyerscommittee.org.

CONTACT:
Stacie B. Burgess
Director of Communications and External Affairs
(202) 662-8317
SBurgess@lawyerscommittee.org

 

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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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