National Bar Association Hosts Voting Rights Act Town Hall During its 34th Annual Mid-Year Conference and Gertrude E. Rush Awards
WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the National Bar Association hosted a voting rights panel and town hall meeting launching a national initiative to address the issues of minority vote dilution.
“We know that the gutting of the Voting Rights Act will directly impact minorities voting across the country” stated Patricia Rosier, President of the National Bar Association. “We cannot go back — this is a critical time that requires sincere effort. The launch of this national initiative is just the beginning,” stated Rosier.
The town hall meeting will provide attendees with an opportunity to interact with civil rights leaders, voting rights practitioners and advocates who are involved in litigation, legislative, and advocacy efforts to eliminate methods that have a discriminatory effect on minority voting strength. Panelists include: Patricia Rosier, President of the National Bar Association; Kim Keenan, Past National Bar Association President; General Counsel, NAACP; Will Crossley, Senior Advisor Office for Civil Rights, United States Department of Education; Barbara Arnwine, President and Executive Director Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under The Law; Benjamin Crump, National Bar Association Vice President for Finance; Partner, Parks and Crump, LLC; Judith BrowneDianis,Co-Director, Advancement Project
The National Bar Association was founded in 1925 and is the nation’s oldest and largest national network of predominantly African American attorneys and judges. It represents approximately 59,000 lawyers, judges, law professors and law students and has over 80 affiliate chapters throughout the United States and around the world. For more information, visit: www.nationalbar.org