The LJDC Monthly Meeting
Sunday, July 14, 2019
2 – 4:30 pm
PROGRAM: The Case Against Expanding the San Diego Convention Center
SPEAKER: Cory Briggs
The initiative to expand the convention center will be on the Primary Ballot in March, in spite of the fact that citizens approved Proposition L, requiring such measures to be on the general election ballot in November when voter turnout is greater.
Attorney Cory Briggs began practicing law in 1995 with Mundell, Odlum & Haws in San Bernardino, California, where he primarily litigated commercial and employment-related disputes. In 1998, he moved to Washington, D.C., and added environmental law and regulatory compliance to his practice while pursuing graduate degrees and teaching at The George Washington University Law School and the University of Maryland. Cory returned to southern California in June 2002, and his practice now balances small/family-owned business law with public-interest and government-accountability litigation.
This Month’s Book Recommendations
Vote for US: How to Take Back Our Elections and Change the Future of Voting,
by Joshua A. Douglas
Prometheus Books (April 9, 2019) 350 Pages
In contrast to the anxiety surrounding our voting system, with stories about voter suppression and manipulation, there are actually quite a few positive initiatives toward voting rights reform. Professor Joshua A. Douglas, an expert on our electoral system, examines these encouraging developments in this inspiring book about how regular Americans are working to take back their democracy, one community at a time. More
Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America,
by Ari Berman
Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 1st edition (August 4, 2015) 384 Pages
Countless books have been written about the civil rights movement, but far less attention has been paid to what happened after the dramatic passage of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) in 1965 and the turbulent forces it unleashed. Give Us the Ballot tells this story for the first time.
In this groundbreaking narrative history, Ari Berman charts both the transformation of American democracy under the VRA and the counterrevolution that has sought to limit voting rights, from 1965 to the present day. More