Hosted By:
The Texas Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

9:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.

University of Houston
Law Center
Krost Hall
4604 Calhoun Road
Houston, TX 77004


Western Regional Office
300 N. Los Angeles St.,
Suite 2010
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Phone: 213-894-3437
Fax: 213-894-0508



Voting Rights in Texas

The Texas Advisory Committee to the U. S. Commission on Civil Rights is hosting a public meeting to hear testimony regarding potential barriers to voting that may have a disparate impact on voters on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability status, or religion in the areas of voter registration, access to polling locations, and language access. This meeting is free and open to the public.

Tentative agenda as follows:

  • Opening Remarks and Introductions (9:00—9:15 a.m.)
  • Academics (9:15—10:15 a.m.)
  • Advocacy Organizations (10:25—11:40 a.m.)
  • A.M. Open Forum (11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.)
  • Break (12:15—1:30 p.m.)
  • Election Officials and Lawmakers (1:30—2:45 p.m.)
  • Voters (3:00—4:15 p.m.)
  • P.M. Open Forum (4:15—4:45 p.m.)
  • Closing Remarks (4:45—5:00 p.m.)

The Committee will hear public testimony during the open forum sessions, as time allows. Please arrive early if you wish to address the Committee. Members of the public may submit written comments to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights as the record will remain open for thirty days following the hearing. For more information please contact the Western Regional Office of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

*Agenda is subject to change according to panelist availability

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, established by the Civil Rights Act of 1957, is the only independent, bipartisan agency charged with advising the President and Congress on civil rights and reporting annually on federal civil rights enforcement. Our 51 state Advisory Committees offer a broad perspective on civil rights concerns at state and local levels. The Commission: in our 7th decade, a continuing legacy of influence in civil rights. For information about the Commission, please visit and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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