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On Account of Race, Color, or Previous Condition of Servitude: Black History and Democracy’s Future


On Tuesday, February 21, 2023 from noon to 1pm, join Commissioner Shana Broussard of the Federal Election Commission and Chairman Thomas Hicks of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission as they mark Black History Month in a conversation with election experts about the lessons of Black history that can guide us through modern challenges to our nation’s democratic foundations. Professor Spencer Overton (George Washington University Law School), former Commissioner Debo Adegbile (U.S. Commission on Civil Rights), and Yael Bromberg (Bromberg Law LLC and lecturer at Rutgers Law School) will join the panel to discuss future of multiracial democracy, diversifying the candidate pool, and barriers to casting a meaningful vote, among others. This is a live event that will simultaneously broadcast on the FEC’s YouTube channel.


Please RSVP to and include your name, email address, company or organization and whether you will be attending virtually or in person.  To attend in person, please bring a photo ID and be prepared to go through a security check. After security, attendees will be escorted to the Commission's hearing room. Requirements for visitors related to D.C.'s COVID-19 Community Level are available on the FEC's Contact page.