Join JALSA for our March Tzedek Salon! We bring young people in their 20s and 30s together with activists and policy experts at local bars to explore the issues facing our society. This month we will host a discussion with Lisa Danetz, a lawyer and long-time advocate for voting rights and fair elections.
The state of American democracy is in the news on a regular basis. The Supreme Court is considering cases dealing with both partisan gerrymandering and state voter purges. Other democracy issues remain under the radar: For example, as the 2020 Census approaches, experts worry that underfunding will result in a significant undercount of vulnerable communities and chip away at their political power through changes in congressional representation for the states and through inaccurate drawing of district lines.
Our discussion with Lisa will include learning about the federal administration’s efforts to minimize the political power of marginalized communities through structural means, including gerrymandering and photo ID requirements, and what we can do to protect voting rights in 2018.
Lisa has worked in the voting rights, money in politics and democracy fields as an expert, advocate and lawyer for over 15 years. Her work has focused on increasing the political participation of disfranchised groups within our society through public policy research, litigation, executive and legislative advocacy and public education. She is also the former legal director of Demos, a New York-based public policy center, and worked at National Voting Rights Institute.
Tzedek Salons are free of charge. All are welcome.
Space is wheelchair accessible and light refreshments will be served. For all other accessibility questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
903 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02115