Tomas Lopez Lecture "Challenges and Opportunities for Voting Rights in the 2018 Election"



Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm


American Legion Building
333 Wallingford Road
Blowing Rock, NC 28605


Again this summer, the Blowing Rock Per-Sisters is sponsoring another Civil Conversation lecture series to address serious topics that affect North Carolina. All are welcome.

Our first speaker is Tomas Lopez, Executive Director, Democracy NC. His topic is "Challenges and Opportunities for Voting Rights in the 2018 Election." He will speak at 5 pm on Sunday, July 15 at the American Legion Building in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, and there will be time for questions. Light refreshments will be provided.

Tomas Lopez became Democracy North Carolina’s Executive Director in January 2018. He previously served as Counsel with the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, a non-partisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve the nation’s systems of democracy and justice. As a voting rights attorney there, he has litigated against restrictive voting laws in federal court and partnered with advocates to advance and defend election reforms at the state level. He has also commented on voting rights and election law issues in local and national media.

Prior to joining the Brennan Center, Tomas was a fellow with the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Immigrant Justice Project, where he was part of efforts that successfully challenged anti-immigrant legislation in Alabama. He also previously served as the Bacon Immigration Law and Policy Program Fellow at the University of Arizona, Rogers College of Law, where he co-authored a report on the impact of Arizona’s immigration law on young people. Tomas is a graduate of Duke University and Yale Law School.

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    • Alcohol-Free,
    • Family Friendly,
    • Free

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