Public Meeting: Voting Rights in Texas
Date / Time: March 13, 2018, 9 am to 5 pm
Location: University of Houston Law Center
The Texas Advisory Committee to the U. S. Commission on Civil Rights is hosting a public meeting to hear testimony regarding potential barriers to voting that may have a disparate impact on voters on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability status, or religion in the areas of voter registration, access to polling locations, and language access. This meeting is free and open to the public.
Tentative agenda as follows:
• Opening Remarks and Introductions (9:00—9:15 a.m.)
• Election Officials and Lawmakers (9:15—10:15 a.m.)
• Advocacy Organizations (10:30—11:30 a.m.)
• A.M. Open Forum (11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.)
• Break (12:15—1:30 p.m.)
• Academics (1:30—2:45 p.m.)
• Voters (3:00—4:15 p.m.)
• P.M. Open Forum (4:00—4:45 p.m.)
• Closing Remarks (4:45—5:00 p.m.)
The Committee will hear public testimony during the open forum sessions, as time allows. Please arrive early if you wish to address the Committee. Members of the public may submit written comments to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights as the record will remain open for thirty days following the hearing. For more information please contact the Western Regional Office of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
*Agenda is subject to change according to panelist availability
This event is NOT hosted by Disability Rights Texas, but we will be in attendance.
For more information, contact:
U.S. COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS