Voting Rights and Marginalized Communities

Date: 10/27/2008
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604  map

In November, an estimated 5 million Americans will be ineligible to vote in the Presidential election because of a felony. This figure includes 13%, or one in eight, of all African American males nationwide. On top of this, despite federal laws requiring comprehensive translation services and barring voter intimidation tactics, another large group of Americans, including many of Latino and Asian descent, will face significant barriers to making their voices heard at the polls.

Wagner's Students for Criminal Justice Reform (SC Jr), SADA, ALAS, and APASA invite you to a panel discussion on how felony disenfranchisement, language barriers, and voter intimidation diminish the political voice of African-American and immigrant communities.

- Juan Cartagena, General Counsel, Community Service Society
- Glenn Martin, Vice President of Development and Public Affairs, Fortune Society