On Sunday, September 17, 3:00 – 4:30 PM (reception begins at 2:30), the Fairfield League of Women Voters presents “Voting Rights—Threats and Opportunities in 2018,” at the Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Road. Starting at 3:00 PM (reception at 2:30), the League event features Max Feldman, Voting Rights Team counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice. The event is free to the public and will include a Q&A.
“Voter suppression is back,” says League Co-President Margaret Mary Fitzgerald, “And it is as outrageous as it is indefensible.”Co-President Bryce Perry agrees, “This is one of the most important topics of our time.”
Max Feldman serves as Counsel in the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice, where he focuses on voting rights and elections. The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan law and policy institute seeking to improve our systems of democracy and justice. It is at the forefront of the fight to preserve and expand the right to vote for every eligible citizen. Through practical policy proposals, litigation, advocacy, and communications, the Brennan Center works to ensure that voting is free, fair, and accessible for all Americans.
The Fairfield League’s emphasis on the critical nature of free and fair elections mirrors that of the national League: “Across the country, legislators and election officials in many states are working to stop eligible voters from voting, or to make it much harder for them to participate in our democracy. The League remains committed to fighting suppression tactics that threaten our democracy and the right to vote.”