As the country wrestles with the state of voting in 2021, the focus is on what many perceive as new attacks on voting rights. Join a national panel of preeminent voices – including advocacy leaders, community activists, engagement strategists and elected officials – as they reflect on an all-hands-on-deck approach to fighting new forms of the age-old issue of voter suppression.
This event will be a non-partisan, virtual symposium co-sponsored by the Quinnipiac School of Law and The Campaign School at Yale.
Among the topics:
- The latest on voter suppression, voter intimidation and voter misinformation
- The state of legal challenges to voting suppression laws
- How political and local legislation can be moved to help protect voting rights
- Overcoming obstacles designed to suppress constitutionally protected voting rights
On the panel:
- Terri Sewell - U.S. Congresswoman, 7th Congressional District, Alabama; chief sponsor of H.R. 4, the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act
- Nikema Williams - U.S. Congresswoman, 5th Congressional District, Georgia, the district served by John Lewis from 1987–2020
- Leah C. Aden - Deputy Director of Litigation, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
- Barbara Arnwine - President and Founder, Transformative Justice Coalition; former Executive Director, Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
- Johnnie Booker - Retired Diversity Executive; former Global Director, Supplier Diversity, Coca-Cola; former Vice President, Resolution Trust Corporation
- Rhonda Briggins - Organizer and Co-Founder, Vote Run Lead; Co-Chair, Delta Sigma Theta National Social Commission; former President, Georgia Transit Association
- John Cusick - Assistant Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
- Sedgwick Daniels - Pastor of Holy Redeemer Church of God in Christ; Jurisdictional Prelate, Wisconsin First Jurisdiction
- Randal Gaines - State Representative, Louisiana District 57; Vice Chair, Southern Christian Leadership Conference
- CK Hoffler - Civil Rights Lawyer, past President, National Bar Association; Chair, Rainbow Push Coalition
- Reginald Jackson - Presiding Prelate, African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, 6th Episcopal District of Georgia
- Patricia Russo - Executive Director of The Campaign School at Yale
- Dov Wilker - Regional Director, American Jewish Committee (AJC) Atlanta; AJC National Director for Black Jewish Relations
- Marilyn Ward Ford - Professor of Law, Quinnipiac University School of Law