NYDLC is proud to offer the opportunity to view our hit CLE program "Confronting Inequalities with Voting Rights Legislation" on demand, so you can watch whenever you'd like! This program, broadcasted live on February 23, 2021, brought together leading academic and election law professionals to discuss how systemic racial inequalities are being confronted with voting rights legislation, and how much more we have to do!
The panel examines our collective history of inequality in voting dating back to the Constitution itself, discusses felon disenfranchisement and the Voting Rights Act in detail, and examines how new legislation before the Senate right now (the For the People Act - HR 1 and the Voting Rights Advancement Act - HR 4) can help make a difference towards the impediments that prevent everyone from being able to vote freely and fairly.
Congressman John Sarbanes (D. Md) who introduced the For the People Act - HR 1 joins the panel to talk about its creation and importance. Saira Draper from the Georgia Democratic Party provides an up to date analysis of real voting rights challenges faced in her state after the 2020 election. And the other panelists provide a comprehensive description of the history, laws, and cases that address voting rights challenges.
This event also includes a discussion of how far we have come and how far we have left to go and offers 3 total CLE Credits (including 1 hour of NYS Diversity and Inclusion Credit) to experienced attorneys who attend.
Civil Rights Attorney, The Law Offices of Frederick K. Brewington
Civil Rights Attorney and Professor of Constitutional Law at John Jay College
Voting Rights and Election Security Advisor
Director of Voter Protection, Democratic Party of Georgia
Hon. John Sarbanes
U.S. Representative, Maryland's 3rd Congressional District
Adjunct Professor/Senior Fellow, New York Law School
John Owens, Jr.
Principal Law Clerk, New York State Supreme Court
In hopes that this vital discussion reaches a broad audience, and in recognition of hard times for many, this CLE has a low ticket price of $50 for members, $75 for non-members. If you would like to make a voluntary, additional contribution, you may do so here.
Non-attorneys (or those not seeking credit) are welcome to join at the reduced rate of $25.
Two NYS Professional Practice CLE credits and one NYS Diversity and Inclusion credit (total of three NYS CLE credits!). This virtual course is appropriate for experienced attorneys.
Please email [email protected] with any questions or any scholarship requests, as NYDLC has a complete financial aid policy for those unable to pay.