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Northeast Region Of The National Black Law Students Association To Host Voting Rights Forum

Law students and industry experts to discuss voting rights controversies and solutions at “Blocking the Ballot Box”

PRLog - Oct. 28, 2011 - NEW YORK (October, 2011) – The Northeast Region of the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA), the nation’s largest student-run organization, will host a voter’s rights forum this Saturday, October 29, 2011 at New York Law School (185 West Broadway, New York City). The event will begin at 12:00pm.

Entitled “Blocking the Ballot Box,” the forum will highlight pressing issues in voter’s rights, including voter identification laws, partisan election administrators, felony disenfranchisement, redistricting, dissemination of false information to voters and winner-take-all elections.

The event will feature voting rights experts including Rob Richie of FairVote, Nicolas Riley of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, and NBLSA Attorney General, Abre Connor.

“Our organization creates opportunities for members of the community to discuss matters that are relevant and timely,” said Kendra Brown, Regional Chairperson for the Northeast Region of NBLSA. “Voting rights is one such matter. We are hopeful that this event will help draw attention to an issue that is of the utmost importance to us all.”
Brunch is being provided. Attendees must RSVP for this event by e-mailing neblsa.socialaction@gmail.com or online at http://neblsa.wufoo.com/forms/neblsa-voters-rights-forum/.

About the National Black Law Students Association:
Founded in 1968, the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) is a national, non-profit organization created to articulate and promote the professional needs and goals of Black law student. NBLSA is the nation’s largest student-run organization. The organization includes 200 chapters at law schools throughout the country’s ABA accredited and non-accredited law schools. These chapters represent nearly 6,000 Black law students in six regions that encompass 48 states including Hawaii and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

For more information visit www.nblsa.org/neblsa.

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