ADVISORY: Rep. Patrick Murphy, Center for American Progress, New Voices for Reproductive Justice, to Release CAP Report on the Racially Discriminatory Effects of Provisional Ballots in PA
Washington, D.C. — On Wednesday, October 29, Michele Jawando, Vice President of Legal Progress, will be joined by former Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-PA) and La’Tasha Mayes, Executive Director of New Voices for Reproductive Justice, to release a first-of-its-kind analysis of 2012 data from the Center for American Progress, which found that the casting of provisional ballots significantly correlated with high rates of minority and non-English-speaking voting populations in Pennsylvania.
One week ahead of the 2014 midterm elections, much has been made of the new, more suppressive voting laws in states across the country. These laws often disproportionately affect communities of color and could disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of voters, but new data show that the votes of those who make it to the voting booth may not be counted either.
Michele Jawando, Vice President, Legal Progress
Former Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-PA), Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
La’Tasha D. Mayes, Executive Director, New Voices for Reproductive Justice
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
2:00 p.m. ET
Call-in number: 888.430.8694
Conference ID: 2117167
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