82nd Attorney General Eric H. Holder Discusses Voting Rights in the Age of COVID-19
This May, in response to the evolving COVID-19 crisis, we held our first Champions Conversations: Voting Rights in the Age of COVID event.
Our frank and lively discussion with 82nd Attorney General Eric Holder was moderated by longtime Liberty Hill supporter and Champion Mitch Kamin. The event helped set the stage for the battles to come in the November election. Attendees expressed valid concerns about everything from voter turnout to disenfranchisement, and were willing to dive into these issues to discuss solutions and the way forward.
The former Attorney General also stressed the importance of the ongoing efforts to stop partisan redistricting schemes that disenfranchise voters of color.
“Dr. King said the arc of the universe is long, but it bends towards justice. Well, it only bends towards justice when people like you put your hands on that arc and pull it toward justice. If we fight…if we work…if we commit ourselves to one another we can make this nation better."
As progressives, we can’t allow the gains we have made in the areas of racial justice, youth justice, LGBTQ equality, environmental justice, housing and immigrant rights to evaporate in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. Our best bet to protect the hard won progress of the past several decades is to mobilize and vote like never before.
We must also keep up the fight and continue to support the grassroots work that is fueling real progress on the frontlines in communities across Los Angeles.
Check out the video recap of the Champions Conversations event featuring 82nd Attorney General Eric Holder.