FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 13, 2018
Rev. Jackson, other civil rights leaders to hold voter justice hearing in Calif.
CHICAGO: Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., voting rights attorneys, elected officials and local leaders will host the National Commission for Voter Justice (NCVJ) --Southern California/Los Angeles hearing Saturday, July 14, 2018, in an ongoing mission to gather data on voter suppression and other barriers to voting.
So far, the NCVJ has held five major field hearings in Michigan, Georgia, South Carolina, Florida and a special session on the youth vote.
“This is important because southern California has one of the largest bodies of voters in the country, and California’s vote would have been critical to the past elections,” said, Attorney Barbara R. Arnwine, president of the Transformative Justice Coalition and co-chair of NCVJ.
“It is important for us to look at the barriers that remain in California to voting access but at the same time California has been monumental in proposing and implementing election reform,” Arnwine said. “In a way, it is a good laboratory for us to study about ways to make voting more accessible for citizens.”
Praising Rev. Jackson for his vision in coming up with NCVJ, Arnwine said her Commission is unearthing documented evidence of voter suppression and other related election irregularities.
The hearing will be held Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (PDT) at the Los Angeles Trade-Technical College’s Aspen Hall (TE-101), 2215 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90007.
Parking is available on Levels 5 or 6.
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