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Title: Defending Democracy: Facing Modern Barriers to Voting
START DATE: Wednesday June 27
TIME: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location Details:
55 Columbus Ave.
(betw. Montgomery & Kearny / Washington & Jackson)
Map of location http://tinyurl.com/7nnunjh
(# 1, 8, 8X, 10, 12 buses)
Event Type: Meeting
Contact NameRSVP Michelle Ho
Email Addressmichelleh [at] asianlawcaucus.org
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Defending Democracy: Facing Modern Barriers to Voting
Second in the Asian Law Caucus Summer Brown Bag Series
Wednesday, June 27, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
55 Columbus Ave.
(betw. Montgomery & Kearny / Washington & Jackson)
Map of location http://tinyurl.com/7nnunjh
(# 1, 8, 8X, 10, 12 buses)

Carlo De La Cruz, Voting Rights Coordinator
Carolyn Hsu, Voting Rights Fellow

We will present our ongoing elections protection work in the Bay Area and nationally for the 2012 elections. We will also examine the historic trends of voter disenfranchisement in the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community, with particular attention to the recent passage of numerous state laws that threaten to disenfranchise over 3.2 million voters of color in the 2012 election.

Despite landmark victories, such as the Voting Rights Act and the Help America Vote Act, communities of color still face exclusionary practices in the voting system. Both explicit and subtle forms of disenfranchisement prevents many APIs from voting, especially those with limited English proficiency.

Sponsored by Asian Law Caucus

Download a poster describing all the talks in this series:
http://tinyurl.com/7btqspg



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