National Committee on Voting Rights Hearing March 31

Posted Mar 15, 2014

The National Committee on Voting Rights will hold a hearing on voting issues in New England Monday, March 31, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Suffolk University Law School, 120 Tremont St., Boston. LWVMA is a supporter of this project.

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice in Boston is organizing the event, in which volunteer commissioners will hear testimony on problems, successes and opportunities for reform in the election process throughout New England.

The committee is seeking testimony from voting rights organizations, other organizations, and from individuals.

This hearing is free and open to the public.

For more information, go to ncvr.lawyerscommittee.org for the national effort and nehearing.lawyerscommittee.org for the New England hearing.

Leagues in several states, including Arizona, Michigan, South Carolina, Wisconsin and Minnesota, have participated in similar hearings, designed to gather information on voting issues in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June decision on the Voting Rights Act.