March 24, 2020
12:30 pm PDT - 1:30 pm PDT
The Civics Center, Vote Riders, New Georgia Project
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Many people believe that young people don’t vote because they are apathetic and self-centered. This stereotype is not true. In fact, in many states, significant legal obstacles from voter ID laws to restrictions on registering before the age of 18 to complex certification requirements for voter registration drives stand in the way. Even in states with statutes that seek to promote youth voting, underinvestment and lack of effective implementation have contributed to low levels of civic engagement and voter participation by young people.
This free hour-long MCLE will address state laws relating to youth voter registration, the major obstacles faced by young, first-time voters and opportunities to fix these problems.
We know that this is an uncertain time, and that everyone’s health and safety is paramount. We do not know how things will change between now and November. We have received many inquiries about how social distancing will impact participation in the election, especially for young people. This program aims to help guide the dialogue on the need to strengthen our democracy.
Laura W. Brill
Director, The Civics Center; Partner, Kendall Brill & Kelly LLP
Executive Director, VoteRiders
Chief Executive Officer, New Georgia Project
This event qualifies for one hour of California MCLE credit for attorneys. CLE forms, including the certificate of attendance, evaluation form, and written materials will be provided in advance of the program.