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Congressional Forum on Voting Rights

WASHINGTON – There is no right more fundamental to being an American than the right to vote. Indeed, our country was founded as a revolt against the denial of the right to voting representation. In spite of this, the past two years have witnessed a raft of new laws restricting access to the polls, threatening the constitutionally protected right to vote. These new restrictions amount to an out-and-out War on Voting. It is incumbent on every defender of the Constitution to fight to defend the rights it guarantees, including the right to vote.

Now, the Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Elections will convene a congressional forum to shed some light on the variety of threats to the right to vote, the impact they could have on our upcoming elections, and what we can and should do about it.

WHEN:
Monday, July 30, 2012, at 1:00PM (CDT)

WHERE:
Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law
3100 Cleburne Street, Houston, TX 77004
Moot Court Room (Room 106)

WHAT:
Congressional Forum: “The Right to Vote: Foundation of America”

MEMBERS OF CONGRESS include:
Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez (TX-20), Ranking Member,
Subcommittee on Elections

Rep. Gene Green (TX-29), Member of Congress

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), Member of Congress

WITNESSES include:

Professor Chandler Davidson, Ph.D., Rice University

Mr. Chad W. Dunn, Attorney at Law, Brazil & Dunn

Ms. Nina Perales, Director of Litigation, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Ms. Rogene Gee Calvert, Former-President, Asian Chamber of Commerce

Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, District 116, Texas House of Representatives

CONTACT:
Drew Stout (202) 714-7259 (Gonzalez Press)
Conrad Risher (202) 226-7536 (Gonzalez)

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