The Freedom to Vote Act – America’s Next Great Civil Rights Bill: A Deep Dive with Elizabeth Hira is an upcoming event featuring nationally recognized expert Elizabeth Hira from the Brennan Center for Justice. The all-virtual event will be held Tuesday, November 9 at 6:30 PM (central). The event is open to the public and to the media.
The event is an important opportunity for Iowans to learn about the national voting rights legislation currently moving its way through Congress that will provide basic protections for the right to vote in all states.
The Freedom to Vote Act would create a baseline national standard for voting access, preempting many of the most onerous restrictions that have been passed or proposed in many states, including Iowa. The FVA would expand opportunities for all Americans to cast their ballots, prevent legislative attempts to suppress the vote, voter registration, and more.
Elizabeth Hira is a Spitzer Fellow and Policy Counsel with the Brennan Center, focusing on large-scale democracy reform that centers equity. Elizabeth worked as a lawyer in the U.S. Congress most recently with former Senator Kamala Harris. She holds a BA from Stanford University and Juris Doctorate from Georgetown Law School.
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