CLE – Voter Suppression and the Impact of COVID-19 on Voting Rights

Oct 01, 2020 3:00PM—5:00PM



Cost Free

Event Contact Frank Aba-Onu | Email

The Diversity Committee of the Federal Bar Association-Minnesota Chapter, along with the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers and the Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association are pleased to host this two-hour CLE event exploring the topic of voter suppression and the impact of COVID-19 on voting rights for the 2020 State and National elections.

The presenters will discuss both historical and current issues surrounding this topic. The topics will include:

  • A historical context regarding voter suppression, addressing issues of disenfranchisement and myth(s) about voter fraud;
  • The Voting Rights Act in general and how it manifests itself in Minnesota;
  • Voter suppression in Minnesota;
  • How grassroots and other organizations support people who feel there is a disconnect between registering to vote and the importance of staying engaged to hold leaders accountable;
  • Voting from home;
  • Serving as a voting judge; and
  • Litigation around the country amid COVID-19 and mail-in voting.

Do not miss this unique opportunity to hear from individuals with a depth and breadth of knowledge on this timely and important topic!

Details: Thursday, October 1, 2020, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Virtual Presentation


Colin Pasterski (moderator), Attorney, Halunen Law.

Annastacia Belladonna-Carrera,  Executive Director for Common Cause Minnesota.

David McKinney, Staff Attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota.

David Schultz, Hamline University Professor of Political Science and Associate Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota (teaching election law).

Steve Simon, Minnesota’s 22nd Secretary of State.

CLE credit:  Application for two CLE credit is in process.

If you have any questions please contact:  Frank Aba-Onu ( Please contact Mr. Aba-Onu or at least 10 days in advance of the event for any accommodations you may need.