January 24, 2014
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET
320 E. 43rd St.
New York, NY 10017
Teleconference will also be available
On June 25, 2013, the Supreme Court ruled in Shelby County v. Holder that a key provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was unconstitutional. Immediately after the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby, Texas announced plans to reinstate restrictive voter ID requirements that that the Department of Justice had blocked prior to the Supreme Court’s decision. North Carolina also announced plans to implement its voter ID requirements, as well as a reduction of early voting, elimination of same-day registration, and an expansion in the number of ways voters can be turned away and ballots rejected. Alabama and Mississippi also plan to move ahead in implementing their voter ID laws.
In response, a group of funders have formed the Shelby Response Fund to support efforts to protect voting rights in the states previously covered by the provision struck down by the Supreme Court. At this informational meeting, members of Funders for LGBTQ Issues will have the opportunity to hear from some of the leading funders participating in this this new funder collaborative, to learn about emerging funding strategies to protect voting rights, and to discuss how these issues affect LGBT communities.
Presenters will include:
Only Grantmakers Invited? Yes
Category(s): Philanthropic Sector, General LGBTQ Community