Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Election Day---Voting Rights Concerns

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day: Voting-Rights Concerns

Interviews Available

TOVA WANG, (202) 736-5729,,
Wang is the vice president for research at Common Cause.

WENDY WEISER, [via Susan Lehman], (212) 998-6318,,
Weiser is the deputy director at the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law.

CHRIS KROMM, (919) 419-8311 ext 26,,
Kromm is the executive director of the Institute for Southern Studies.

ALEX KEYSSAR, (617) 495-1042,,
Keyssar is the Stirling Professor of History and Social Policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and the author of the book "The Right to Vote: The Contested History of Democracy in the United States."

HARVEY WASSERMAN, (614) 231-0507, (614) 738-3646,,
Wasserman is co-author of the books "What Happened in Ohio?" and "As Goes Ohio."

RICHARD KIMBALL, (406) 859-8683,,
Kimball is the president of Project Vote Smart.

SUJATHA JAHAGIRDAR, (323) 309-6120,,
Jahagirdar is the program director for the New Voters Project of the Student Public Interest Research Group.

PAUL SULLIVAN, (202) 558-4553,,
Sullivan is the executive director of Veterans for Common Sense.

MATTHEW SEGAL, (847) 502-5012,,
Segal is the founder and executive director of the Student Association for Voter Empowerment.

MICHAEL ALVAREZ, JONATHAN KATZ, [via Jon Weiner], (626) 395-3226,,
Alvarez and Katz are both professors of political science at Caltech and co-directors of the Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project. They will be available on a conference call on Wednesday morning, Nov. 5 at 11 a.m. ET to discuss voting technology issues. [For the conference call dial (877) 468-2139; participant code: #150292]

For more information, contact at the Institute for Public Accuracy:
Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020, (202) 421-6858; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167

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