September First* Monday Discussion
*This 90-minute webinar will take place on the second Monday due to Labor Day. We’ve added an extra 30 minutes for a funder-to-funder conversation about what this means for grantmaking strategies.
This webinar is open to funders and invited speakers only.
Co-sponsored with Philanthropy New York.
The Pence-Kobach Commission raises significant concerns that baseless allegations of millions of fraudulent votes in the 2016 election could be used to disenfranchise already marginalized communities and weaken the National Voter Registration Act. While not new, these claims have taken on a new level of urgency under the current administration.
Without stating how the information would be used, this 15-member commission has already asked states to turn over voter-roll data and voter’s personal information such as felony convictions, military status and portions of Social Security numbers. To date, 45 states and the District of Columbia have declined or will curtail the data they will provide. However, grassroots and voting-rights advocates remain concerned about the Commission’s impact, especially in light of the number of steps already taken by the U.S. Department of Justice to undermine voting rights.
What is the scope and potential impact of this Commission? How has the field been responding and what discussions around future strategies are taking place? What can philanthropy do to support an effective response to the commission?
Join us for a timely and important funder discussion about this looming threat to voting rights in America.
As with all FCCP events, the subject matter is strictly limited to non-partisan discussion as outlined in the agenda.