ACLU to host voters' rights forum October 17 on campus

Starting October 14, 2013 - Ending October 18, 2013 Expired

The Western N.C. Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union will host a panel on the state’s new voting laws from 7:30-9 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Humanities Lecture Hall at UNC Asheville. The event is free and open to the public.

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The Western N.C. Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union will host a panel on the state’s new voting laws from 7:30-9 p.m. Thursday in the Humanities Lecture Hall at UNC Asheville. The event is free and open to the public.

Titled “Fighting Back Against Voter Suppression,” the panel willfocus on efforts by the ACLU, the Department of Justice and other groups to challenge election changes that eliminate a week of early voting, same-day registration and out-of-precinct voting.

Speakers will include Chris Brook, of the ACLU; Sarah Zambon, of the League of Women Voters of Asheville-Buncombe County; and Tyrone Greenlee, director of Christians for a United Community.

The ACLU, Southern Coalition for Social Justice and League of Women Voters filed a lawsuit challenging the state’s new voterlaws on Aug. 12, seeking to stop North Carolina from enacting its provisions.

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