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The Freedom To Vote in 2021—What You Need To Know

CLC hosted a panel on trends in voting access and the impact of proposed federal legislation on voters across the nation. 

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A voter mails an absentee ballot in Washington, D.C. Photo by Casey Atkins/Campaign Legal Center

Campaign Legal Center (CLC) hosted the virtual event, “The Freedom To Vote in 2021—What You Need To Know” on September 28, 2021, about some of the trends in access to voting legislation, the Freedom to Vote Act, other proposed federal legislation and the potential impact on voters across the nation. 

During the event, the panelists used CLC’s report "State Scorecard - 2021 Grades for Vote-By-Mail and Early Voting Opportunities" to discuss voting laws enacted at the state level in 2021 and highlighted how several bills have been introduced at the federal level in an attempt to protect the freedom to vote.

The conversation made it very clear that to achieve the promise of democracy for us all, American voters need Congress to pass both the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.

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Panel

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Speaker

Danielle Lang

Campaign Legal Center
Senior Director, Voting Rights
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Speaker

Jo Deutsch

Campaign Legal Center
Director, Legislative Strategy
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Speaker

Valencia Richardson

Campaign Legal Center
Legal Counsel, Voting Rights
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Moderator

Jason Jaffery

Campaign Legal Center
Vice President, Development