New York/Texas: An Election Reform Conversation

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What’s going on in Texas and New York? Also, why should New Yorkers and Texans care about changing the Electoral Count Act? Join us for a discussion of the legislative and procedural challenges faced by election administrators and voters. Which are the most important protections needed to ensure that elections are conducted accurately and securely and that voters can easily and confidently participate? Which protections are most achievable? Which are most worth fighting for? Election administration and the laws and rules that govern it are among the most important building blocks of our democracy. Come hear leading legislators, election administration officials, and election law experts discuss the most important steps forward. 

Program Agenda

Sheila S. Boston, President, New York City Bar Association 

Brigid Bergin
, Senior Political Correspondent, WNYC & Gothamist

Dana DeBeauvoir, County Clerk, Travis County, TX
Jessica Gonzalez, TX State Representative, Vice-Chair, TX House of Representatives Committee on Elections
Stephen L. Kass, Chair, NYC Bar Task Force on the Rule of Law and Senior Environmental Counsel, Carter Ledyard
Douglas A. Kellner, Co-Chair, NYS Board of Elections
Mimi Marziani, President, Texas Civil Rights Project
Zellnor Myrie, NYS Senator,Chair, NYS Senate Election Law Committee
Richard H. Pildes, Sudler Family Professor of Constitutional Law, New York University School of Law
Charles Stewart, III, Kenan Sahin Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Founding Director MIT Election Data & Science Lab
Jorge L. Vasquez, Jr., Founding Partner, Vasquez Segarra, LLP
Jerry Vattamala, Director, Democracy Program, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund

Lawrence Norden, Director, Election Reform Program, Brennan Center for Justice