League of Women Voters looks at constitutional amendment

The League of Women Voters of Connecticut will examine a November ballot question on voter access at its annual convention Saturday, June 14, from 8:30 to 3:15 at the New Haven Graduate Club, 155 Elm Street in New Haven.

Myrna Perez, deputy director of the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University of Law, will be the guest speaker during the luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m.

In light of the upcoming November ballot question to amend the state Constitution to remove restrictive language on in-person and absentee voting, Ms. Perez will highlight the Brennan Center’s findings on expanded voting opportunities.

In her current capacity, Ms. Perez works on a variety of voting rights related issues, including re-districting, voter registration list maintenance, and access to the ballot box.

Prior to joining the Center, she was the Civil Rights Fellow at Relman & Dane, a civil rights law firm in Washington, D.C. She earned her undergraduate degree in political science from Yale University, and obtained a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, where she was the recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Public Service.

The luncheon is open to the public by advance reservation only. The cost is $35. For reservations, call the LWVCT office at 203-288-7996 before June 12.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization of women and men, encouraging informed and active participation in government, and working to increase understanding of major public policies. For more, visit lwvct.org.