2023 is a year for engaging with communities to prepare for 2024. With the 2022 midterms, a red wave was prevented across the country, but certain races were won and lost by closer margins in New York State. Join us for this CLE program in Albany at the 52nd Annual Black Latino Hispanic & Asian Legislative Conference, where the panel will review the issues identified by New York Democratic Lawyers Council (NYDLC) voter protection efforts in New York, the reforms most appropriate to pass and defend now in the State Legislature, as well as how communities can engage to inspire a better coordinated voter base.
The presentation will be subdivided into first, a discussion of the voter protection issues that occurred in 2022, including attempts to disenfranchise communities of color; second, an examination of reform efforts that could help boost participation and preserve the franchise for impacted communities, and finally, a conversation of how to better connect and communicate between voter protection programs, Boards of Elections, and an inspired volunteer base.
This event will be a one (1) hour program (time TBD but between 10 am and 4 pm) offering 1 NYS professional practice CLE Credit to attorneys who attend. Non-attorneys and those not seeking credit are also welcome to attend (please email [email protected] to reserve your spot)! THIS EVENT IS FREE FOR ALL WHO CAN ATTEND IN PERSON IN ALBANY!
CLICK HERE TO RSVP AND SECURE YOUR SPOT ON NYDLC'S FREE ROUNDTRIP BUS TRANSPORT FROM BROOKLYN TO ALBANY.
Albany, NY (specific location and time TBD)
Voting Rights Counsel, Vote Early NY
Lurie Daniel Favors
Executive Director, Center for Law and Social Justice, Medgar Evers College
Chair of the New York State Independent Redistricting Commission and Attorney at Abrams Fensterman, LLP
Jared Kasschau, Partner and Political Law Group Co-leader, Harris Beach, PLLC
Executive Director, New York Democratic Lawyers Council
Eli Valentin, Founder, Institute of Latino Politics and Policy
Adjunct Professor/Senior Fellow, New York Law School
L. Joy Williams
President, Brooklyn NAACP
& Moderated by
Former Senior Advisor, Democratic National Committee
In hopes that this vital discussion reaches a broad audience, and in recognition of current times, this CLE is FREE to everyone who attends the event. If you would like to make a voluntary, additional contribution, you may do so here.
This virtual course is appropriate for both newly-admitted and experienced attorneys.