Cleary D.C. Office Hosts Victoria Bassetti, Judith Browne Dianis, and Marcia Johnson-Blanco for Black History Month

February 28, 2020

Cleary Gottlieb’s Washington, D.C. office hosted its Black History Month celebration, “Voting Rights in America: African Americans and the Vote.”

In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment and the culmination of the women’s suffrage movement, and the 150th Anniversary of the 15th Amendment and the right of black men to the ballot after the Civil War, the panel discussed the historical quest for voting rights equality for African Americans.

Panelists included Victoria Bassetti, author of Electoral Dysfunction and a fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice; Judith Browne Dianis, executive director of the Advancement Project; and Marcia Johnson-Blanco, co-director of the Voting Rights Project at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. The panel was moderated by Managing Attorney Erika Davis and Information Technology Support and Operations Manager Rick Copeland.

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