“Senate Democrats to Hold Hearing on Ways to Protect and Strengthen the Right to Vote”

Advisory via email:

On Tuesday, September 19th at 3:00 PM, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, along with U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, will hold a hearing entitled “Voting Rights Under Fire: Democratic Ideas to Protect and Strengthen Americans’ Constitutional Right to Vote.” Recent actions by the President’s Election Commission have raised concerns – including invasion of privacy and possible voter suppression – about the real goals of the President’s Election commission.  Democrats will use this hearing to hear from experts about the challenges facing Americans in exercising their constitutional right to vote, discuss their ideas to improve access to voting and will call on the Administration to work with them.

The Senators will hear testimony from the following expert witnesses:

  • Sherrilyn Ifill; President, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense Fund
  • Vanita Gupta; President, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
  • Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony; President, Detroit Branch NAACP
  • Thomas A. Saenz; President and General Counsel, Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund
  • Natalie Tenant; Former West Virginia Secretary of State and Manager of State Advocacy on the Brennan Center’s Voting Rights and Election Project

**Livestream link available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJcrOTutdkk**

WHO:           U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration
Other U.S. Senators

WHAT:         To hold hearing on ways to protect and strengthen the right to vote

WHEN:        Tuesday, September 19th at 3:00 PM

WHERE:      Senate Visitors Center

Room 212-210

Share

Comments are closed.