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Saturday, September 23 • 4:25pm - 5:25pm
Race, Voting and the Courts

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How the prolonged legal wrangling over redistricting and voter ID could literally redraw the state’s political map

Moderators
avatar for Jim Malewitz (mod.)

Jim Malewitz (mod.)

Reporter for The Texas Tribune
Malewitz is an investigative reporter for the Tribune, and he also covers voting rights. He previously covered energy and environmental issues. Before arriving in 2013, he reported for Stateline, a nonprofit news service in Washington, D.C.  A native of Michigan, he has an undergraduate degree from Grinnell College in Iowa and a... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

State Representative
Johnson, D-Dallas, has represented House District 100 since 2010. He serves as vice chairman of the House Redistricting Committee and sits on the Investments & Financial Services and Ways & Means committees, as well as the Select Committee on State & Federal Power & Responsibilit... Read More →
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Michael Li

Senior Redistricting Counsel the New York University School of Law
Li serves as senior counsel for the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program, where he focuses on redistricting, voting rights and elections. He is also the author of txredistricting.org, a widely cited redistricting blog. Previously, he practiced law at Baker Botts LLP in Dallas and s... Read More →
avatar for Naomi Narvaiz

Naomi Narvaiz

Member of the Texas State Republican Executive Committee
Narvaiz has served as the Texas State Republican Executive Committeewoman for Senate District 21 since 2012. She also serves as ethics review commissioner for the City of San Marcos. Narvaiz is the founder of the Hays County Republican Women's Club and the San Marcos Area Republi... Read More →
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Eddie Rodriguez

State Representative
Rodriguez, D-Austin, has represented House District 51 since 2003. He sits on the House Environmental Regulation, Redistricting, and State Affairs committees. He is also chairman of the House Farm-to-Table Caucus and vice chairman of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus. Addit... Read More →
avatar for Burt Solomons

Burt Solomons

Former State Representative
Solomons is a real estate attorney and former member of the Texas House. While in the Legislature, he represented North Texas’ District 65 from 1995 to 2013 and served as chairman of the House Redistricting Committee. Solomons is also a former municipal judge for the cities of Ca... Read More →


Saturday September 23, 2017 4:25pm - 5:25pm
Rainey Hall, Jessen Auditorium 200 W. 21st St., Austin, Texas 78705