Student Rights Under Attack: The 26th Amendment and You
The 26th Amendment guarantees the right to vote to all Americans over the age of 18. However, young people still face myriad barriers to voting, and the amendment has rarely been used as a legal tool to fight back. Should it be? Join the Hart Leadership Program, the Duke Human Rights Center, and Polis on Feb. 13th from 5:30 to 6:30 for a conversation with Yael Bromberg about the history, present, and future of the struggle to secure young people's democratic rights. February 13th is also the first day of early voting in North Carolina, so the event will pay special attention to the local situation.
Yael Bromberg is a constitutional rights attorney with over fifteen years of experience in community organizing, advocacy, and campaigns. She is currently Chief Counsel for Voting Rights for The Andrew Goodman Foundation, and Principal of Bromberg Law LLC. She previously worked at Georgetown University Law Center's Civil Rights Clinic and Voting Rights Institute as a supervising attorney and teaching fellow, where she also received an L.L.M. in Advocacy with distinction. Ms. Bromberg's scholarship, "Youth Voting Rights & The Unfulfilled Promise of the Twenty-Sixth Amendment," was recently published in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law.
Pizza and refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public.