HISPANIC NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION ADVANCES CITIZEN VOTING RIGHTS

HISPANIC NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION ADVANCES CITIZEN VOTING RIGHTS 

Contact: Antonio “Tony” Arocho, Esq.
E-mail: aaocho@hnba.com
Phone: (202) 223-4777

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 25, 2012

 

Washington, DC – The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) is providing effective support in protecting the rights of voters this year. Hosted by the HNBA Voting Rights Section, these programs are focused on poll worker recruitment and outreach for Election Protection volunteers. These programs were amongst the many programs anticipated over the next year which will focus on preserving and promoting voting rights.

“Election protection and voter empowerment are a top priority for the HNBA and for this reason, we are taking an active stance that will focus on preserving and promoting voting rights,” said Peter M. Reyes, Jr., HNBA National President. “These efforts are spearheaded by our Voting Rights Section and the excellent work by affiliates across the nation.”

As part of these efforts an Election Protection webinar took place that featured guest presentations by Marcia Johnson-Blanco, Director of Voting Rights Project at the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and Erandi Zamora, Associate Counsel, also of the Voting Right Project at Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Participants represented eight states plus the District of Columbia. HNBA members have also been invited to volunteer as poll workers this election cycle. HNBA Members who are still interested in getting involved in voter protection efforts or who would like to join the Voting Rights Section can contact HNBA Voting Rights Section Co-Chair Juan Carlos Ibarra at jibarra@advancmentproject.org.

 

About the Hispanic National Bar Association

The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) is an incorporated, not-for-profit, national membership organization that represents the interests of the more than 100,000 Hispanic attorneys, judges, law professors, legal assistants, and law students in the United States and its territories. From the days of its founding four decades ago, the HNBA has acted as a force for positive change within the legal profession. It does so by encouraging Latino students to choose a career in the law and by prompting their advancement within the profession once they graduate and start practicing. Through a combination of issue advocacy, programmatic activities, networking events and educational conferences, the HNBA has helped generations of lawyers succeed.

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