You are invited to the 2016 NYC Law Students Voting Rights Kickoff Party!
(please RSVP below for security list)
Join NYC-area law students from Brooklyn, Cardozo, Columbia, CUNY, Fordham, NYU, and St. Johns law schools and the voter protection attorneys and advocates at the New York Democratic Lawyers Council (NYDLC) for our 2016 NYC Law Students Voting Rights Kickoff Party.
WHEN: March 9, 2016 at 7:00 PM
WHERE: The law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, 1285 6th Avenue, (btwn. 51st and 52nd streets) New York
Attire: Business casual!
Do you get angry when you hear about restrictive laws that make it harder for people to vote? Do you want to use the skills you’ve learned in law school to help people exercise the most precious of civil rights on Election Day? 2016 will be the first Presidential election in 50 years to take place without the full protections of the Voting Rights Act in effect. We need your help!
In New York and key 2016 battlegrounds across America, antiquated election laws make it difficult and inconvenient for eligible voters to participate in our democratic process. Attorneys and law students are in a unique position to make a difference. Together we can put our skills to work to raise awareness, help members of our community overcome registration hurdles, advocate for convenient pro-voter legislation, and protect the rights of voters on Election Day 2016. With some of our most cherished civil and political rights under siege, it is more critical than ever for us to focus on strengthening and expanding voting rights, and we can't do it without you!
WHO: Program will include:
- DeNora Getachew, Campaign Manager & Legislative Counsel Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law (Bio)
- NYC Public Advocate Letitia James (Bio)
- Council Member Ben Kallos (Bio)
- Basil Smikle, Executive Director of NYSDC (Bio)
This event is free to attend and there will be light food and drinks.
Please RSVP below (required for security).
This event is not authorized by any federal candidate or candidate’s committee. This is not a fundraiser.
1285 Avenue of the Americas
(6th ave. btwn 51st and 52nd Streets), Concourse Level
New York, NY 10019
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