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Field Hearings on the Voting Rights Act

The House Administration Committee's, Subcommittee on Elections is holding hearings on the VRA around the country. Leagues are encouraged to attend these hearings and submit written or oral testimony. Dates and locations are below and more information will be provided as it becomes available.

Congressional Hearing Schedule Fall 2019

  • THIS HEARING HAS BEEN POSTPONED  September 4, 10 AM:  US Virgin Islands, St. Croix Campus Great Hall, University of the Virgin Islands. St. Croix, VI 00851 (House Administration Committee: Subcommittee on Elections)
    • Topic: Voting Rights and Election Administration in the Territories

    • [POSTPONED] September 23, 10am: New York, New York (House Administration Committee: Subcommittee on Elections)
    • September 24, 2 pm:  Washington, DC- Constitutionality of the VRAA & Notice and Transparency, Preliminary Injunction Standard, Bail-in, Federal Observers (House Judiciary Committee:  Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties)
    • October 1: Phoenix, AZ (House Administration Committee: Subcommittee on Elections)
    • October 17:  Washington, DC- Known Practices Coverage (House Judiciary Committee:  Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties)
    • Late October:  H.R. 4 Markup (House Judiciary Committee)

    Past Hearings

    • April 18 at 10:00 am: Halifax, North Carolina 
      Location: The Centre at Halifax Community College (200 College Dr, Weldon, NC)
    •  April 25 at 10:00 am: Cleveland, Ohio
      Location:  Cuyahoga Community College, Jerry Sue Thornton Center (2055 E 22nd St, Cleveland, OH 44115)
    •  May 6: Broward County, Florida
    • May 13: Alabama 
    • September 5, 10 am: Memphis, TN (House Judiciary Committee: Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties) –  University of Memphis
      • Topic: Oversight on Discriminatory Barriers to Voting
    • September 10, 10 am: DC (House Judiciary Committee: Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties)
      • Topic: Current Conditions:  Evidence of Continued Discrimination in Voting and the Need for Preclearance