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Expanding Democracy: How Voting Rights Advocates Can Seize the Initiative

  • NYU School of Law - Vanderbilt Hall (Room 220) 40 Washington Square South New York, NY, 10012 United States (map)

As the 2018 midterm elections grow near, we have reached a critical moment in the national struggle against gerrymandering and voter suppression.

On April 10, Team4NC, in partnership with the NYU School of Law chapter of the American Constitution Society, will host a panel discussion at NYU to assess the current landscape and explore strategies for moving forward in the fight for voting rights and fair elections.
Panelists will include:


  • Marissa Goldfaden Bleier holds a J.D. from CUNY School of Law and works primarily on low-income tenants' cases. She is also the Social Media Director for Spread The Vote, a non-profit organization helping marginalized people in voter ID states to obtain government-issued ID at no cost.
  • Paul Curtis is a co-founder and co-coordinator of Team4NC, which works to encourage donations of time, money, and expertise on behalf of voting rights and civil rights organizations in North Carolina.

Join us to discuss the latest political developments and the status of the key court cases. What can we learn from the experience of advocates in states like North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Washington? How have gerrymandering and voter suppression impacted communities of color in particular? How can we take the initiative nationally not merely to defend, but to expand our democracy?
Further panelists and moderator to be announced.

Free for students. $20 general public - all funds raised will benefit the North Carolina NAACP.
Tickets available here.