On February 2, 2018 in Raleigh, the “US Commission on Civil Rights will hold a public briefing as part of its ongoing assessment of federal enforcement of the Voting Rights Act (VRA)… Testimony from this briefing will form an integral basis for our 2018 report to Congress, the President, and the American people regarding the state of voting rights across the nation.” There will be many expert panelists, including Rev. Dr. William Barber II of Repairers of the Breach, Anita Earls, former ED of Southern Coalition for Social Justice, and John Merrill, Alabama’s Secretary of State and ardent supporter of former US Senate candidate Roy Moore.
It will be held at Marriott Crabtree Raleigh Durham, 4500 Marriott Drive, Raleigh 27612, 9AM-4:30PM, followed by an open public comment period 6PM-8PM. The event will be live streamed. For more information about signing up to comment, RSVP to attend, live stream access, submitting additional materials for consideration, seeing the schedule, and reviewing the lists of expert panelists, click HERE.