Sending Office: Honorable Terri A. Sewell
Sent By:

Voting Rights Panel:

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR)
Reports on State of Voting Rights

***Members are encouraged to attend***

WHAT: USCCR Commissioners report new voting rights findings at panel discussion: Assessment of Minority Voting Rights Access in the United States

WHEN: Thursday, September 27, 2018 | 2:30pm – 4:00pm

WHERE: Rayburn 2226


  • Congressional Black Caucus
  • Congressional Hispanic Caucus
  • Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus
  • CBC Civil and Voting Rights Task Force Co-Chairs Reps. G. K. Butterfield and Terri Sewell


  • Catherine Lhamon (USCCR Chair)
  • Patricia Timmons-Goodson (USCCR Vice Chair)
  • Debo Adegbile (USCCR Commissioner)

Members are invited to participate in a panel with commissioners from the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR) on Thursday, September 27, to discuss USCCR’s recently released report on the state of voting rights in the United States. The panel is jointly
hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), and the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC).

Released on September 12, USCCR’s Assessment of Minority Voting Rights Access in the United States
documents ongoing discrimination in voting procedures enacted by states and localities across the country and the roll back of voting rights since the Supreme Court’s decision in
Shelby County v. Holder. The panel will be from 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM and will feature USCCR Chair Catherine Lhamon, USCCR Vice Chair Patricia Timmons-Goodson, and USCCR Commissioner Debo Adegbile. Members will have the opportunity to make an opening statement
and will be provided time to question USCCR Commissioners on the findings in their report on voter access.

To RSVP, please email Staff and interns are welcome!

Related Legislative Issues

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