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The Criminalization of Voting Rights: Voter Prosecution Issues in Texas


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Program Summary:

A criminal conviction can lead to permanent loss of voting rights. Disenfranchising millions of Americans due to a criminal conviction undercuts the promise of democracy and severely weakens the power of communities, particularly those most harmed by the legal system, to meaningfully shape the political bodies that are supposed to represent them.

On the rise is criminal prosecutions that target people for voting or attempting to vote. Many states have enacted laws that in some way disenfranchise voters who have been convicted of a felony. The patchwork of state laws governing the revocation and restoration of voting rights is often complex and obscure, making the restoration of voting rights inaccessible for many with felony convictions.  Many individuals with past felony convictions who have earnestly sought to restore their voting rights, disproportionately people of color, are being targeted and prosecuted on voter fraud charges due to the often due to confusing and conflicting information about their voting status.

Join NACDL on Tuesday, May 7th at 1:00-2:00pm ET for The Criminalization of Voting: Texas Voter Prosecutions Defense Training. This webinar will continue our discussion and training series on the criminalization of voting, highlighting voter prosecution issues in Texas and equipping defense attorneys interested in assisting individuals facing these charges with the necessary information, resources, and tools needed to provide an effective defense. This webinar will feature Thomas Buser-Clancy, Senior Staff Attorney at the ACLU of Texas; and Nicole DeBorde Hochglaube, experienced criminal defense attorney and trial lawyer and member of NACDL’s Board of Directors. 

The program is FREE, but registration is required. No CLE credits are being offered for this program.

LOCATION: Online LIVE Web Event  
DATE: Tuesday, May 7, 2024
TIME: 1:00pm-2:00pm ET (10:00am – 11:00am PT)  
CLE CREDITS: Not Available

•    Thomas Buser-Clancy (Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU of Texas)
•    Nicole DeBorde Hochglaube (Criminal Defense Attorney and Trial Lawyer; member, NACDL Board of Directors)

Co-sponsored by:

The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW)

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