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Soho Forum Debate: Eliza Sweren-Becker vs. Hans von Spakovsky

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Voting Rights Debate

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Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Eliza Sweren-Becker vs. Hans von Spakovsky

 

Resolution:

Legislators in multiple states are actively working to make it harder for Americans to vote.

 

For the affirmative: 

 

Eliza Sweren-Becker serves as counsel in the Voting Rights & Elections Program at the Brennan Center for Justice. She litigates voting rights cases, counsels lawmakers and election administrators on voting legislation and policy, researches voting law trends, and comments on voting issues in a variety of media outlets. Prior to joining the Brennan Center, Eliza was a litigation associate in private practice. Eliza previously served as a Ford Foundation Fellow in the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, and as a law clerk in federal district court in California.

 

For the negative: 

 

Hans von Spakovsky is an authority on a wide range of issues—including civil rights, civil justice, the First Amendment, immigration, the rule of law, and government reform—as a senior legal fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies. As manager of the think tank’s Election Law Reform Initiative, von Spakovsky also studies and writes about campaign finance restrictions, voter fraud and voter ID, enforcement of federal voting rights laws, administration of elections and voting equipment standards. President Donald Trump appointed von Spakovsky to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity in 2017.  

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The Soho Forum is a monthly debate series held in downtown Manhattan, which features topics of special interest to libertarians, and which aims to enhance social and professional ties within the NYC libertarian community.

Founded and moderated by Gene Epstein, the former economics editor of Barron's, the Soho Forum runs Oxford-style debates that enable the audience to vote on the resolution both before and after each debate, and also includes a question-and-answer period in which audience members engage with the speakers. A wine-and-food reception follows.

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