Student Voting Course Funded by the Mellon Foundation Concludes on Tuesday, November 28, with Public Panel Discussion
The course is concluding with an online panel discussion on Tuesday, November 28, at 12–1:30pm EST, which is open to public registration. To register, please send your name, institutional affiliation, email address, and phone number to [email protected]. Incomplete or unverified registrations will not be processed.
The closing panel features:
- North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Allison Riggs, who previously served as Co-Executive Director and Voting Rights Chief Counsel for the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, where she litigated numerous precedential voting rights lawsuits across the South, including two before the United States Supreme Court – a Texas redistricting case in 2018, and in 2019 Rucho v. Common Cause, the partisan gerrymandering case arising from North Carolina.
- Evan Milligan, Executive Director of Alabama Forward, a civic engagement network committed to “building power around progressive civic issues and movement towards greater freedom.” Milligan served as lead Plaintiff in Allen v. Milligan, a 2023 Supreme Court case in which it was ruled that Alabama’s new congressional district map violated the Voting Rights Act (VRA) by diluting the votes of Black residents.
- NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund Attorneys John Cusick and Steve Lance, legal team members in a recent significant Twenty-Sixth Amendment voting rights case on behalf of PVAMU students, who have also litigated other voting rights and civil rights matters and advance related policy reforms.
Post Date: 11-16-2023