Debate: The Soho Forum — Legislators in multiple states are actively working to make it harder for Americans to vote.

  • September 8, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Legislators in multiple states are actively working to make it harder for Americans to vote.

Eliza Sweren-Becker vs. Hans von Spakovsky


Legislators in multiple states are actively working to make it harder for Americans to vote.

For the affirmative: 

Eliza Sweren-Becker serves as counsel in the Voting Rights & Elections Program at the Brennan Center for Justice. She litigates voting rights cases, counsels lawmakers and election administrators on voting legislation and policy, researches voting law trends, and comments on voting issues in a variety of media outlets. Prior to joining the Brennan Center, Eliza was a litigation associate in private practice. Eliza previously served as a Ford Foundation Fellow in the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, and as a law clerk in federal district court in California.

For the negative: 

Hans von Spakovsky is an authority on a wide range of issues—including civil rights, civil justice, the First Amendment, immigration, the rule of law, and government reform—as a senior legal fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies. As manager of the think tank’s Election Law Reform Initiative, von Spakovsky also studies and writes about campaign finance restrictions, voter fraud and voter ID, enforcement of federal voting rights laws, administration of elections and voting equipment standards. President Donald Trump appointed von Spakovsky to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity in 2017.

The Sheen Center
18 Bleecker St., New York, NY 10012

Doors Open: 5:45 PM
Program Begins: 6:00 PM
Reception to Follow

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Moderated by Soho Forum Director Gene Epstein