Speaker to discuss voter ID laws, suppression Oct. 10

A faculty member from the George Washington University Law School will give a presentation Oct. 10 at Shippensburg University on voter identification laws and voter suppression. overton

The program, free and open to the public, is at 7:30 p.m. in Memorial Auditorium. It is sponsored by the university’s Black Heritage Committee and Office of Social Equity with support from the university’s communication/journalism, English, history/philosophy and political science departments, and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs.

Guest speaker is Spencer Overton and the title of his presentation is “Voter Identification Laws and Voter Suppression.” Overton, head of President Obama’s 2008 transition team and a member of the Obama Administration’s Justice department, has been a leader in the fight for voter rights for more than a decade. At George Washington University Law School he is an internationally respected expert on politics and voter rights.

For more information contact Dr. John Bloom at jdbloo@ship.edu.