Tonight, Thursday, September 5, the Union Baptist Church and the Montclair NAACP will host A Call to Action community meeting to address issues surrounding the Voting Rights Act. The meeting gets underway at 7:30 in D.C. Rice Hall, 14 Midland Avenue, and features Dr. David Troutt, Professor of Law and Justice and John J. Francis Scholar at Rutgers University School of Law.
Since the June 2013 Supreme Court decision to strike down key parts of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, many activists, legislative representatives, churches, and social justice organizations have mobilized to educate citizens about the possible effects of the action on suppressing minority and low-income voters. Several states have already drafted and/or proposed legislation for their states that would make it more difficult for certain residents to register and/or vote.
Dr. Troutt will discuss the Voting Rights Act, both before and after the Supreme Court’s decision; the decision and the case from which it stemmed; and what is at stake for our communities and for our nation.
For more information about tonight’s meeting, contact the church at 973-746-3270 or the Montclair NAACP.
Photo: Rutgers University