Maggie Toulouse Oliver to be Featured at Netroots Nation

ALBUQUERQUE - Bernalillo County Clerk, Maggie Toulouse Oliver, will be a featured panelist at Netroots Nation on Thursday July 16th for their "State Battlegrounds: The Real Fight for Voting Rights" panel.  

The panel will be moderated by DeNora Getachew, Campaign Manager and Legislative Counsel for the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program and Toulouse Oliver will be joined by Sue Hyde of the Creating Change Conference, Henry Kraemer of the Bus Foundation and Leora Olivas, State Director for Silver State Voices.

“As Clerk, I've consistently worked to ensure that every eligible person has an easy way to register to vote, an accessible way to cast a ballot and that they have the confidence in their vote being counted accurately," said Toulouse Oliver.  "It's wrong that fifty years after passage of the Voting Rights Act we're fighting back against a new wave of suppression tactics that dampen turnout and discourage participation in our democratic process."

Live streaming of Netroots Nation 2015 can be found here.

Panel Information:

Thursday, Jul. 16 9:00 AM
Ends: Thursday, Jul. 16 10:15 AM
Phoenix Convention Center
Room: 222 C


Panel Background:

Nearly two dozen states have passed new voting restrictions since the 2010 election. At the same time, several states have moved to improve access to the ballot. Congressional and court fights often receive wide attention, but the highest-stakes battles are still happening in state capitals across the country. This panel will examine those battles and draw important lessons—from the voting world and others—for how to craft a successful strategy. Join advocates and experts for a discussion about the best organizing, communications and policy strategies to create a winning campaign in your state.