Arizona State Hearing – National Commission on Voting Rights

Posted by AzBlueMeanie:

Announcement from the Arizona Advocacy Network:

JANUARY 9, 2014
10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
ASU College of Law – Armstrong Hall – Great Hall
1100 S. McAllister Ave. Tempe AZ

Join Arizona Advocacy Network, The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and community partners in a commission that will hear testimony dealing with voting discrimination and election administration problems throughout the country.

The purpose of the commission and the hearings will be to build the Congressional record for a Voter Registration Act fix.

Volunteers are needed! Please contact jon@azadvocacy.org for more information

Come and hear about the state of voting in Arizona and share your voting experiences. The hearing is free, nonpartisan, and open to the public! There will be three formal panels of witnesses testifying on topics such as voting discrimination, registration and polling place problems, access for voters with disabilities and language minorities, and more!

This hearing is part of a series of fact-finding hearings hosted by the National Commission on Voting Rights across the country to learn more about the current landscape of elections. Over the past few years, numerous states have enacted restrictive voting laws, while many others continue to grapple with recurring election administration and electoral reform challenges. The Commission will document what keeps voters from the ballot box and election reform efforts that expand access.

We want to hear from you! The public can participate by providing oral testimony during the hearing’s public comment periods and by submitting written testimony by email NCVR@lawyerscommittee.org.

You can also submit written testimony or request assistance writing your testimony by visiting http://AZHearing.lawyerscommittee.org/.

RSVP is encouraged, but not required. RSVP here:
http://signup.lawyerscommittee.org/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=422891

Sponsors and Supporting Organizations
Arizona Advocacy Network • ACLU of Arizona • ASU College of Law Indian Legal Clinic • Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. • Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under LawMexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

ASU College of Law – Armstrong Hall – Great Hall
1100 S. McAllister Ave. Tempe AZ
ASU Map: http://www.asu.edu/map/interactive/?campus=tempe&building=LAW
Parking: http://www.asu.edu/map/interactive/?campus=tempe&visitorparking=RURALRD

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