Center for American Progress

EVENT ADVISORY: Rally to Protect the Vote and End Voter Roll Purges at U.S. Supreme Court
Press Advisory

EVENT ADVISORY: Rally to Protect the Vote and End Voter Roll Purges at U.S. Supreme Court

Washington, D.C. — On January 10, while the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments in the landmark voting rights case Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute—a challenge to Ohio’s voter roll purges—members of Ohio’s congressional delegation will be joined by voting rights advocates to rally outside the court in opposition to voter roll purges.

The case will have national implications, as a number of states have already passed—or intend to enact—similar laws to exclude legal voters for partisan political gain. Common Cause and Center for American Progress are organizing the rally, which will feature prominent voting rights leaders, as well as plaintiffs and litigators in the case, and creative signage.


Confirmed speakers include:
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH)
Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH)
Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH)
Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL)
Vanita Gupta, President and CEO, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Heather C. McGhee, President, Demos
Karen Hobert Flynn, President, Common Cause (filed amicus brief in the case)
Michele L. Jawando, Vice President for Legal Progress, Center for American Progress
Kristen Clarke, President and Executive Director, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Wendy Fields, Executive Director, Democracy Initiative
Erin Hustings, Legislative Counsel, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund
Jeanette Senecal, Senior Director of Elections, League of Women Voters
Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., president and CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus
Greg Moore, executive director, NAACP National Voter Fund
J. Gerald Hebert, senior director, voting rights and redistricting, Campaign Legal Center


In front of the United States Supreme Court Building, 1 First Street NE, Washington, D.C. 20543.


January 10, 2018
9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. EST

For more information or to speak to an expert, please contact Sam Hananel at 202.478.6327 or [email protected].