About the Summit

Voter Mobilization & Protection Summit
Saturday, April 4, 2020
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline Street, Berkeley, CA 94703
This will now be a virtual event. Registered attendees will receive information on how to participate.

Scheduled speakers:

  • Nse Ufot, The New Georgia Project
  • Meher Dhaliwal, Equal Justice Society
  • James Chiong, SEIU 1021
  • Fred Nisen, Disability Rights California
  • Eva Paterson, Equal Justice Society
  • Jeralyn Cave, Advancement Project – National
  • Chynna Baldwin, The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
  • Barbara Arnwine, Transformative Justice Collective
  • Aimee Allison, She the People

Voter suppression is happening in many states throughout the country. Voter purging and restrictive identification requirements are preventing voters from fully participating in our democracy, disproportionately affecting voters of color. There’s an active movement working in those states to silence people who were historically denied access to the ballot box.

The Equal Justice Society is co-hosting a Voter Mobilization & Protection Summit on April 4 together with California Civil Rights Coalition, New Georgia Project, SEIU 1021, She The People, Advancement Project (National Office), Advancement Project California, Indivisible East Bay, Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund, Free Speech for People, The Bar Association of San Francisco, Transformative Justice Coalition, and The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

Our goal is to mobilize and deploy several thousand Californians to work in states threatened by voter suppression.

The event sponsors are committed to providing access and equal opportunity. For disability accommodations, such as real time captioning or an ASL interpreter, please contact Ginger Johnson at 415-288-8700, or by email at info@equaljusticesociety.org as soon as possible but no later than 12:00 pm, five business days before the event (March 30, 2020). Please know that we will do our best to accommodate requests made later than noon on March 30, 2020, but it may not be possible.