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a message from Rashad Robinson – In Memory of NRBG


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“I didn’t want to be right, but sadly I am.”-Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in her first interview since the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Right Act.1

In her dissent, Justice Ginsburg predicted a wave of attacks on our freedom to vote. States have rushed to implement discriminatory voting laws now that the VRA can no longer block them. North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory — who by his own admission has not even read the bill yet — is about to sign the “most sweeping anti-voter law in decades,” eliminating same day registration, cutting back on early voting, implementing a strict Voter ID requirement that does not allow student IDs, and even ending a statewide civics class that pre-registered high school students.2

Fight back against right-wing attacks on our freedom to vote. Support a constitutional amendment at FreeToVote.org

Below is the email we sent the day the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act. As I said on that day, “This is no ordinary campaign, but one that will require years of hard work to win.” Please join me and the more than 274,000 others in demanding a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the freedom to vote. Take the first step at FreeToVote.org.

Thanks and Peace,

–Rashad   August 2nd, 2013

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References

1. “Ginsburg Says Push for Voter ID Laws Predictable,” Associated Press, 7-26-13 http://act.colorofchange.org/go/2843?t=5&akid=3057.1174326.MLufFl?

2. “North Carolina Passes the Country’s Worst Voter Suppression Law,” The Nation, 7-26-13 http://act.colorofchange.org/go/2844?t=7&akid=3057.1174326.MLufFl

Last Chance: Join an Online Event, with a Very Special Guest, about Women and the Constituti​on


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Forty years ago, Reed v. Reed was the first case in which the Supreme Court applied the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution to strike down a law that discriminated on the basis of sex. Tomorrow, November 17, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern, we’ll be marking this historic case with a special panel discussion about the past and future of women’s legal rights under the Equal Protection Clause, featuring special guest speaker Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Join the sponsors — American University Washington College of Law, George Washington University Law School, Georgetown University Law Center, Howard University School of Law, National Women’s Law Center, the University of the District of Columbia‘s David A. Clarke School of Law, and the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia — for this special event.

Register today to join this fascinating panel discussion live via webcast, with special guest speaker Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The panel will be moderated by NPR’s legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg and will include:

  • Jacqueline Berrien, Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Earl Maltz, Professor at Rutgers University Law School, Camden
  • Emily Martin, Vice President and General Counsel, National Women’s Law Center
  • Nina Pillard, Professor at Georgetown Law University

Justice Ginsburg, who was the principal author of the brief on behalf of the plaintiff in Reed v. Reed, will give remarks.

We hope you’ll join this special, live webcast tomorrow, November 17, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern.

Sincerely,

 
Emily J. Martin   Emily J. Martin
Vice President and General Counsel
National Women’s Law Center
 

P.S. Want to ask panelists or Justice Ginsburg a question about women’s constitutional rights? Post a question on our Facebook page and watch the live webcast to see if it’s asked.

Join National Women’s Law Center for an Online Event with a Very Special Guest


Forty years ago and for the first time in the Fourteenth Amendment’s 103-year history, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that its Equal Protection Clause protected women’s rights.

To honor this landmark decision in Reed v. Reed and take stock of where constitutional protections for women stand today, the National Women’s Law Center will co-host a panel featuring special guest speaker Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Thursday, November 17, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. Eastern to 2:30 p.m. Eastern, entitled “Reed v. Reed at 40: Equal Protection and Women’s Rights.”

Register for the webcast and watch the panel live.   WWW.NWLC.ORG

The esteemed panel will be moderated by NPR’s legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg and will include:Jacqueline Berrien, Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission:
— Marcia Greenberger, Co-President of the National Women’s Law Center
— Earl Maltz, Professor at Rutgers University Law School, Camden
— Nina Pillard, Professor at Georgetown Law University
— Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who was the principal author of the brief on behalf of the plaintiff in Reed v. Reed, will give concluding remarks.

Join the National Women’s Law Center and our co-sponsors — American University Washington College of Law, George Washington University Law School, Georgetown University Law Center, Howard University School of Law, the University of the District of Columbia’s David A. Clarke School of Law, and the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia — for this special event.

Register to watch the live webcast of our panel “Reed v. Reed at 40: Equal Protection and Women’s Rights” on Thursday, November 17, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Eastern.   WWW.NWLC.ORG

We hope you’ll join us for this exciting event.

Sincerely,

Emily J. Martin
Vice President and General Counsel
National Women’s Law Center

P.S. Want to participate in the event on social media? Follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook and watch live updates. You can also follow the conversation at #reedvreed.