Judy Browne-Dianis Discusses Voter Suppression

Former Skadden Fellow Judy Browne-Dianis (’92) of the Advancement Project appeared on “The Melissa Harris-Perry Show” on MSNBC on Oct. 20 to discuss recent examples of voter suppression in various parts of the country. Judy pointed to billboards in black and Latino communities in Wisconsin and Ohio that say voter fraud is punishable by a $10,000 fine and three years of imprisonment. “We know that these billboards are put up to intimidate people, scare them off from voting,” Judy said, adding that the billboards may deter people with minor infractions, like unpaid parking tickets. “What we have to do is we have to educate voters. We have to do a countervailing balance.”