(Washington, DC) - Leon County has settled its lawsuit. The Department of Justice has closed its books. But do the widespread voting irregularities uncovered during the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights' exhaustive investigation of the Florida 2000 election persist?
The promise and progress of election reform measures enacted in the wake of the hotly contested presidential election will be the focus of the Commission's upcoming Florida Voting Rights Briefing.
The Commission will also explore issues not addressed by the reform measures, including non-felon and former felon purges from voter rolls.
|WHO:||U.S. Commission on Civil Rights|
Voting Rights Briefing
Thursday, June 20, 2002
|WHERE:||Hyatt Regency Miami
400 S.E. Second Avenue
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is an independent, bipartisan agency charged with investigating patterns of discrimination or denials of equal protection of the laws because of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability or national origin. Its numerous reports over the years have documented the effects of discrimination and recommended corrective action. Many Commission reports to the President and Congress have served to strengthen our nation's civil rights law.