Council session: 2022

Public hearing on Election Reforms and Language Access

The Council of the City of Philadelphia, Committee on Law and Government held a public hearing on Election Reform and Language Access on February 15, 2022. Specifically, they invited testimony on Resolution No. 210657 (6/24/2021): Calling for the Committee on Law and Government to hold hearings to examine the feasibility of offering election materials in additional languages, exploring ballot randomization, and enabling safer and more secure elections to adequately prepare for and participate in local, state, and federal elections.

Marian Schneider, Senior Voting Rights and Policy Counsel, testified on behalf of the ACLU of Pennsylvania.

  • Date: Tuesday, February 15, 2022
  • Time: 1:00 p.m.
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Hearing Agenda

Panel 1

  • Commissioner Omar Sabir, Philadelphia City Commissioners
  • Al Schmidt, Committee of Seventy
  • House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton, Pennsylvania General Assembly
  • Marian Schneider, ACLU of Pennsylvania

Panel 2

  • Tammy Patrick, Democracy Fund
  • Karen Yarbrough, Cook County Clerk’s Office
  • Kahina Guenfoud, SEAMAAC, Inc
  • Andy Toy, Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations

Panel 3

  • Alison Perelman, Philadelphia 3.0
  • Marc Meredith, Department of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania

Public Comment

  • Al-Sharif Nassef, All Voting Is Local

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