The Duke Council on Race and Ethnicity (DCORE) and The Raben Group co-convened a Feb. 1, 2018, panel discussion to bring attention to a public hearing on voter access in Raleigh the following day. The panelists provided cultural and historical context of voting rights in the state and the in the country.
Debo Adegbile, Commissioner, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
Juliana Cabrales, National Association of Latinx Elected Officials
Richard L. Engstrom, Faculty Affiliate, Social Science Research Institute at Duke University
Kerry Haynie, professor, Political Science, Duke University
Catherine Lhamon, Chair, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
Theodore M. Shaw, Julius L. Chambers Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Civil Rights at the UNC School of Law
The event was moderated by Mark Anthony Neal, Chair, African and African American Studies, Duke University.
On Feb. 2, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a public hearing in Raleigh on voting rights obstacles in the United States. The Commission addressed voting rights enforcement efforts after the 2006 reauthorization of the temporary provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA), the impact of the Shelby County v. Holder Supreme Court decision, enforcement of Sections 2 and 203 of the VRA, and whether new or enhanced federal protections could expand voting opportunities for all Americans, including those historically underrepresented because of their race, color, and/or minority language group membership.