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National Teleconference on Voter Suppression - How to Fix Our Broken Election System - Tuesday, May 22nd

Posted: May 18, 2012

HOSTED BY NEW AMERICA MEDIA AND THE BRENNAN CENTER FOR JUSTICE AT NYU SCHOOL OF LAW

When: Tuesday, May 22nd, 11:00 AM PST, 12 Noon MT, 1 PM CT, 2 PM EST

To register for this teleconference call, please click here: http://myaccount.maestroconference.com/conference/register/SMT3XXHS2RGPB019

What: Wendy Weiser, Director of Democracy Program, Brennan Center:
Federal Reforms to Fix Our Broken System — Voter Registration Modernization

Myrna Pérez, Senior Counsel, Brennan Center:
Progress in the States — Modern Voter Registration and DMVs

Michael Gianaris, New York State Senator:
Reforms in New York

Where to go for more information: http://www.brennancenter.org/election2012

Why:
A war on voting is raging in state houses across the country. But lost in this fog? Real solutions to fix our broken election system. On Thursday, May 17, House leaders introduced the Voter Empowerment Act to help protect the voting rights of millions of Americans. The key element of this bill is voter registration modernization, a common-sense reform that would bring our elections into the 21st century. First introduced by the Brennan Center in 2008, this bipartisanproposal would provide much-needed upgrades to our outdated, costly, and inefficient paper-based registration system. Dozens of states, including New York, have already implemented or are considering implementing similar measures.

Between April and November, NAM will partner with the Brennan Center and other national research and advocacy organizations to host monthly teleconference calls, produce weekly columns and alerts, and host roundtables in key states. The goal is to build a collective news and advocacy platform in the
ethnic media sector to counter voter suppression efforts and ensure every eligible voter can vote.

RSVP: Zaineb Mohammed, zmohammed@newamericamedia.org, (415) 503-4170 ext. 108

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