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Join election administrators, elected and government officials, voting systems representatives, and RCV proponents for this symposium focused on:
ABOUT THE RANKED CHOICE VOTING RESOURCE CENTERThe Ranked Choice Voting Resource Center provides a compilation of best practices and first-hand experiences from jurisdictions that have used this method of voting. The website and overall project serve as a resource for voters, election administrators, policy makers, and candidates. Our role is not advocacy focused. Rather, our primary mission is to provide research, education, and training about ranked choice voting. Our services are free, including travel, through our current grant funding. Learn more about the RCVRC and the consulting team at http://www.rankedchoicevoting.org/about.
Due to an overwhelming number of requests to deliver our Symposium on-line through our Go-To-Webinar system and some unforeseen conflicts in schedules for our election administrators and some panelists, we have changed the format of the event to online only.
Have no worries though – efforts are already underway to provide the same panels and sessions as planned for the in-person event, and we will be scheduling these on-line sessions for the same dates – April 23 & 24, 2018. In the coming days, we will publish the updated agenda and Go-To-Webinar registration links. The online symposium will be free and provide greater opportunity for more participants.
For more information, please visit: www.rankedchoicevoting.org/symposium
S.O.L.V.E. Catalyst Grants, made possible by the generous support of NEO Philanthropy and the Kresge Foundation, exist to support local and state-based groups, organizations, and community advocates working to combat voter suppression and advance voting rights in the South. S.O.L.V.E. Catalyst Grants in the amount of $3,000-$5,000 will be awarded to those that are addressing the laws, structures, and systems that keep people from voting and/or working to expand civic participation.
We invite S.O.L.V.E. members and non-members alike to apply. Grant recipients will be selected based on whether proposed activities address structural barriers and/or access to voting, the proposal’s potential for impact at the local, state, or regional level, and the capacity and need of the applicant, in conjunction with the demonstrated ability to successfully conduct the proposed activities. Only non-partisan activities can be funded by these grants. Organizations need not have 501(c)(3) nonprofit status to apply. Click the button below for more information.
The Southern Coalition for Social Justice has immediate openings for two licensed Staff Attorneys with trial-level civil litigation and briefing experience. We expect to hire one attorney with one to three years of experience and a second attorney with more than five years of experience. While both positions will primarily focus on voting rights issues, motivated candidates may later seek opportunities to participate in SCSJ’s other practice areas as well.
The Southern Coalition for Social Justice (SCSJ) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was founded in August 2007 and works across the South. Our mission is to promote justice by empowering people of color and economically disadvantaged communities to defend and advance their political, social, and economic rights. SCSJ’s focus areas are community-driven, and currently include voting rights, criminal justice reform, and youth justice, as well as environmental justice and human rights when resources permit. SCSJ’s voting rights docket is expansive, with recent or ongoing litigation challenging voter suppression and unfair redistricting plans in North Carolina, Virginia, Florida, Tennessee, Texas, and other southern states. SCSJ also works on advocacy campaigns at all levels to ensure full access to the ballot box for all voters. SCSJ has secured a number of significant wins in recent years in North Carolina and Texas, among others. For more information about our work and our unique community lawyering approach, visit our website at www.scsj.org.
Start Date: As soon as possible.
Salary & Benefits: SCSJ offers competitive salaries, commensurate with experience, and comprehensive health and retirement plans.
Location: SCSJ’s office located in Durham, North Carolina, the heart of The Research Triangle, one of the most dynamic and culturally rich regions of the country.
Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and two or three legal writing samples, including samples of court briefs, to email@example.com no later than close of business on February 9, 2018. Applicants are encouraged to visit our website at www.scsj.org to learn more about this position.
SCSJ is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender, gender identity, age, or disability.