The League of Women Voters stands on voter education and voter participation as cornerstones of democracy. Current action on those two fronts – youths' civics education and battles against voter suppression – will be the topics of a midday forum on Thursday, September 6 at the Women's City Club, 160 N. Oakland Avenue, Pasadena.
At 11 a.m. Michael Croddy, a national leader in civics and law-related education, will describe the status and trends of youth civics education and engagement. Croddy is vice-president of the Constitutional Rights Foundation, sponsors of Mock Trial and other highly respected programs.
At 12:30, the topic will be voter suppression -- updates on the battles across the country to preserve voters' rights and the status of a lawsuit in California regarding voting rights of former felons. The speaker will be Michelle White, an attorney who also is president-elect of the local League and former president of the local American Civil Liberties Union.
Part of lunch with the League at the Women's City Club, the forum itself, is free and open to the public.
Registration is at 10:30 a.m. Lunch is $20, including tax, tip and parking. Lunch reservations and information are available by calling 626-798-0965. Walk-ins for the free program are welcome.