Defending Our Democracy: From Census to Voting and Beyond

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 and Beyond"

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
6:00PM - Reception | 7:00-8:30PM - Panel
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 Representation Director of Common Cause
ROSALIND GOLD, Chief Policy Director of NALEO Educational Fund
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):
ACLU of Southern California
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles
Asian Pacific Women Lawyers Alliance
Common Cause
Latina Lawyers Bar Association
Mexican American Bar Association
South Asian Bar Association of Southern California
Thai American Bar Association