Defending Our Democracy: From Census to Voting to Redisricting

Panel of national and state experts will address the efforts to fight voter suppression.


UCLA Law's David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy and the Asian Pacific American Bar Association present:


"Defending Our Democracy: From Census to Voting to Redistricting"

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
6:00PM - Reception | 7:00-8:30PM - Panel
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles / Munger, Tolles & Olson Boardroom & Rooftop (1550 W. 8th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017)

Space is limited. Please RSVP

It’s 2019 and our democracy faces great peril.  Many Americans have had their right to vote denied, others find insurmountable obstacles en route to the ballot box, many more face less direct suppression through efforts to manipulate the U.S. Census or gerrymander voting districts.  A panel of national and state experts will talk about efforts to fight back, from middle America and the South to California – from fighting voter suppression and protecting the Census, to expanding voting rights and reforming redistricting.  But advocates are pushing back, in middle America and the South.  From the ACLU’s Census case win this summer in the U.S. Supreme Court to new fronts of litigation around voter suppression, gerrymandering, what is happening across the nation, especially in middle America and the South?  And how are states like California innovating to lead the nation in voter inclusion strategies?

Special Guest:
DALE HO, Director of ACLU's Voting Rights Project and Fall 2019 UCLA Law's Margaret Levy Public Interest Fellow

Panelists:
KATHAY FENG, National Redistricting Director of Common Cause
ROSALIND GOLD, Chief Policy Director of NALEO Educational Fund
Tentatively STEVE REYES, Chief Counsel for the Secretary of State Alex Padilla

Moderator:
KARIN WANG, Executive Director of UCLA Law's David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy 

1.5 hours of Elimination of Bias MCLE provided. APABA is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider. 

Thank you to our cosponsors (list in formation):
Common Cause