FREE! The World is Watching: Defending the Vote in Battleground New York in the Age of Misinformation

In 2024, defending the vote will be key to saving our democracy in an era of misinformation, AI, voter suppression and attacks on our policies, labor, and communities! We will explore the laws that set the stage for this critical year and the voter protection challenges anticipated in this key election year!  Join us for this CLE program in Albany at the 53rd Annual Black Latino Hispanic & Asian Legislative Conference, where this panel will review issues identified by New York Democratic Lawyers Council (NYDLC) voter protection efforts in New York, important election reforms implemented into law, as well as key measures on the ballot this year, like the Equal Rights Amendment!

The presentation will be subdivided into first, a discussion of the voter protection issues that occurred in 2022 and 2023, including attempts to disenfranchise communities of color; second, an examination of key pieces of legislation that will help boost participation and preserve the franchise for impacted communities, and finally, a conversation of the challenges facing key voter groups in 2024, as well as the key piece of legislation on the ballot this year!

This event will be a one (1) hour program at 10:45am 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



Legislative Office Building, Room 130, Albany, NY


Jarret Berg
Voting Rights Counsel, Vote Early NY 

Saha Guerrero
Political Director, NYU College Democrats

Alejandra Pollak
Executive Director, New York Democratic Lawyers Council

Eli Valentin, Founder, Institute of Latino Politics and Policy

Hon. Latrice Walker
New York Assembly Member, 55th Assembly District

Jeff Wice
Adjunct Professor/Senior Fellow, New York Law School

& Moderated by

Ny Whitaker
Former Senior Advisor, Democratic National Committee & Executive Director, The W.E.B. Du Bois Center for Freedom and Democracy

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.

February 17, 2024 at 10:45am - 12pm