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Freedom to Vote Act topic of free League of Women Voters webinar

By: - October 5, 2021 2:19 pm

A voting sign in California (Photo by Tom Arthur/Wikimedia Commons CC-BY-SA 2.0)

The League of Women Voters of Montana is hosting a free webinar “Freedom to Vote Act: What is it and What it Would Do” at 7 p.m., Oct. 12 The featured speaker is: Elizabeth Hira, Spitzer Fellow and Policy Counsel, of the Brennan Center for Justice.

Hira’s work at the Brennan Center focuses on large-scale democracy reform that centers on equity.  Hira worked most recently as a lawyer in the U.S. Congress—first for Sen. Kamala Harris developing federal policy on gender equity and civil rights, and later serving on the Committee on House Administration to develop the first version of H.R. 1 for the 116th Congress.  Hira has worked globally and domestically on equity for women, children, and underserved communities.  She holds a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and earned her law degree at Georgetown Law.

Co-sponsors for the event include:  AAUW Montana, AAUW Missoula, Jeannette Rankin Peace Center, Great Falls Rising, Montana NOW (National Organization for Women), and the local League of Women Voters Chapters in Billings, Bozeman, Helena, and Missoula.

The League of Women Voters is hosting this webinar to provide more information about the content of the federal Freedom to Vote Act and how it might impact Montana.  Advance registration for this free webinar is required and can be made at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YaUjV55NQV2bhET6SGFZog

 The link to register is also on the League of Women Voters Montana website:   https://my.lwv.org/montana

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