Honorary Host Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge to Host Voting Rights Braintrust at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference

11950215_901501766312_7676052401424738990_oJoin Honorary Host Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge at this year’s A. Leon Higginbotham Voting Rights Braintrust during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference. This year’s panelist will include both young elected officials and national mobilization organizations.

Room 145 A
Washington Convention Center

Panel One: Young Elected Officials Panel

During this discussion, we will hear from young, elected local and state officials on the importance of running for office. More specifically, the Congresswoman hopes the discussion will highlight why the panelists ran for office and the importance of youth and minorities seeking elected positions. Further, the panel should provide anecdotes and stories on efforts to suppress the voting rights of their constituents and share their thoughts on how our election system can be reformed to meet the needs of voters in the 21st Century. Confirmed panelists include:

Marilyn Mosby, State Attorney for Baltimore, Maryland
Emilia Sykes, Ohio State Representative (Akron, Ohio D-34)
Jumaane D. Williams, Council Member, New York City

Panel Two: National Mobilization Organizations

This panel will highlight the work being done on the ground by national and state organizations to increase youth voter turnout and engagement. Specifically, we want to hear about how these organizations are working to protect the Voting Rights Act in light of previous (and potentially current) state efforts to suppress the youth vote and create barriers in getting young people registered to vote. Confirmed panelists include:

Sammie J. Dow, National Director, Youth and College Division, NAACP
Ashley Spillane, President, Rock the Vote
Aunna Dennis, National Coordinator Legal Mobilization Project, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

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About Kerline K. Jules (675 Articles)
A native of Miami, Florida, Kerline Jules is one of South Florida’s leading young professionals and community leaders invested in public service and passionate about elevating the message of social and economic empowerment. Kerline believes a legacy of good intentions is no legacy at all; her very focus is on making sure that her life’s work makes an impact.

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