Sunshine Act Meeting Notice, 3110-3111 [2018-01237]

Download as PDF 3110 Notices Federal Register Vol. 83, No. 15 Tuesday, January 23, 2018 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION Public Quarterly Meeting of the Board of Directors United States African Development Foundation. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: The US African Development Foundation (USADF) will hold its quarterly meeting of the Board of Directors to discuss the agency’s programs and administration. DATES: The meeting date is Tuesday, February 6, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting location is USADF, 1400 I St. NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: ´ Marie-Cecile Groelsema, 202–233–8883. SUMMARY: Authority: Public Law 96–533 (22 U.S.C. § 290h). Dated: January 18, 2018. June B. Brown, General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2018–01136 Filed 1–22–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6117–01–P CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting Notice United States Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Notice of Commission public briefing. AGENCY: Friday, February 2, 2018, 9:00 a.m. EST. ADDRESSES: Marriott Crabtree Raleigh Durham, 4500 Marriott Drive, Raleigh, NC 27612. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Walch, (202) 376–8371; TTY: (202) 376–8116; publicaffairs@ usccr.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission will hold a public briefing sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:59 Jan 22, 2018 Jkt 244001 as part of its ongoing assessment of federal enforcement of the Voting Rights Act (VRA). This meeting is open to the public. Testimony from this briefing will form an integral basis for our 2018 report to Congress, the President, and the American people regarding the state of voting rights across the nation. Our Commissioners will receive testimony from current and former state and federal government officials, legal experts, academics, and civil society actors. Panelists will discuss voter access, including federal voting rights enforcement efforts after the 2006 reauthorization of the temporary provisions of the VRA, and the impact of the Shelby County v. Holder decision on the Department of Justice’s enforcement strategies and priorities. We will also offer an open comment period in which members of the public will be able to address the Commission. Individuals who wish to participate should sign-up at the briefing. Each individual will have up to three (3) minutes to speak, with spots allotted on a first-come, first-serve basis; forty (40) spots will be available during the twohour period. The first half of the available slots will be available for signup during the morning (10:40 a.m.) and lunch breaks (12:20 p.m.). The second half of the available slots will be available for sign-up during the afternoon break (2:50 p.m.), until all available slots are filled. In addition, the Commission welcomes the submission of additional material for consideration as we prepare our report. Please submit such information to VotingRights@usccr.gov no later than Monday March 19, 2018. The event will live-stream at https:// www.youtube.com/user/USCCR/videos. If attending in person, we ask that you RSVP to publicaffairs@usccr.gov. Persons with disabilities who need accommodation should contact Pamela Dunston at 202–376–8105 or at access@ usccr.gov at least seven (7) business days before the date of the meeting. I. Introductory Remarks: Chair Catherine E. Lhamon: 9:00 a.m.–9:10 a.m. II. Panel One: Scope and Efficacy of Department of Justice (DOJ) Voting Rights Act (VRA) Enforcement: 9:10 a.m.–10:40 a.m. • Peyton McCrary, served as a historian in the Civil Rights Division of PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DOJ for over twenty-seven years, until his retirement in late 2016. Dr. McCrary does research on the factual issues in voting rights litigation and assist DOJ attorneys in identifying expert witnesses to retain for cases that the Department pursues. He also co-authored a book chapter that examines how the DOJ has administered Section 5 from 1965 to present. • Vanita Gupta, President and CEO, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. Ms. Gupta served in DOJ from October 2014–January 2017 as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General and head of the Civil Rights Division. • J. Gerald Hebert, Senior Director, Voting Rights & Redistricting at Campaign Legal Center. Mr. Hebert served in several capacities at DOJ from 1973 to 1994, and served as chief counsel in over one hundred voting rights lawsuits. • Justin Levitt, Professor of Law at Loyola Los Angeles Law School. Professor Levitt served as the Deputy Assistant Attorney General at DOJ from 2015–2017. III. Break: 10:40 a.m.–10:50 a.m. IV. Panel Two: Case Studies: A Litigator’s Perspective of Laws Affecting Voter Access Since Shelby: 10:50 a.m.–12:20 p.m. • Ezra Rosenberg, Co-Director of the Voting Rights Project at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights under Law (LCCR). • Nina Perales, Vice President of Litigation at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF). • Dale Ho, Director of Voting Rights Project at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). • E. Mark Braden, Counsel at Baker Hostetler. • Dan Morenoff, Executive Director of the Equal Voting Rights Institute. • Natalie Landreth, Senior Staff Attorney at the Native American Rights Fund. V. Break: 12:20 p.m.–1:20 p.m. VI. Panel Three: Voter Access: 1:20 p.m.–2:50 p.m. • Michelle Bishop, Disability Advocacy Specialist for Voting Rights at the National Disability Rights Network. • Michael J. Pitts, Professor of Law at Indiana University. E:\FR\FM\23JAN1.SGM 23JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 15 / Tuesday, January 23, 2018 / Notices • Cleta Mitchell, Partner at Foley & Larder LLP. • John Fund, Columnist for the National Review. • Anita Earls, Former Executive Director at the Southern Coalition for Social Justice. • John Merrill, Secretary of State of Alabama. VII. Break: 2:50 p.m.–3:00 p.m. VIII. Panel Four: Recommendations for Ensuring Access to the Ballot PostShelby: 3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. • John J Park Jr., Counsel at Strickland, Brockington, Lewis LLP. • Judd Choate, President of the National Association of State Election Directors and Elections Director for the State of Colorado. • Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. • Lorraine Minnite, Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University. • Jerry Vattamala, Director of the Democracy Program at Asian American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (AALDEF). IX. Break: 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m. X. Open Public Comment Period: 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. • Individuals who wish to participate in the open public comment period should sign-up at the briefing. Each individual will have up to three (3) minutes to speak, with spots allotted on a first-come, first-serve basis; forty (40) spots will be available during the twohour period. The first half of the available slots will be available for signup during the morning (10:40 a.m.) and lunch breaks (12:20 p.m.) of the briefing. The second half of the available slots will be available for sign-up during the afternoon break (2:50 p.m.) until all available slots are filled. XI. Adjourn Briefing: 8:00 p.m. Dated: January 19, 2018. Brian Walch, Director, Communications and Public Engagement. [FR Doc. 2018–01237 Filed 1–19–18; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Notice of Public Meeting of the Oregon Advisory Committee U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Announcement of meeting. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:59 Jan 22, 2018 Jkt 244001 and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) that a meeting of the Oregon Advisory Committee (Committee) to the Commission will be held at 1:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) Tuesday, February 6, 2018 and 1:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) Tuesday, March 6, 2018. The purpose of the meeting is for the Committee to continue planning to collect testimony focused on human trafficking in Oregon. DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. PT and Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. PT. Public Call Information Dial: 888–298–3457. Conference ID: 6258443. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ana Victoria Fortes (DFO) at afortes@ usccr.gov or (213) 894–3437. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meeting is available to the public through the following toll-free call-in number: 888–298–3457, conference ID number: 6258443. Any interested member of the public may call this number and listen to the meeting. Callers can expect to incur charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, and the Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls they initiate over landline connections to the toll-free telephone number. Persons with hearing impairments may also follow the proceedings by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 and providing the Service with the conference call number and conference ID number. Members of the public are entitled to make comments during the open period at the end of the meeting. Members of the public may also submit written comments; the comments must be received in the Regional Programs Unit within 30 days following the meeting. Written comments may be mailed to the Western Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 300 North Los Angeles Street, Suite 2010, Los Angeles, CA 90012. They may be faxed to the Commission at (213) 894–0508, or emailed Ana Victoria Fortes at afortes@ usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information may contact the Regional Programs Unit at (213) 894– 3437. Records and documents discussed during the meeting will be available for public viewing prior to and after the meeting at https://facadatabase.gov/ committee/meetings.aspx?cid=270. Please click on the ‘‘Meeting Details’’ and ‘‘Documents’’ links. Records PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3111 generated from this meeting may also be inspected and reproduced at the Regional Programs Unit, as they become available, both before and after the meeting. Persons interested in the work of this Committee are directed to the Commission’s website, https:// www.usccr.gov, or may contact the Regional Programs Unit at the above email or street address. Agenda I. Welcome II. Approve Minutes From Previous Meeting III. Discussion Briefing Agenda a. Speakers b. Panel Categories IV. Public Comment V. Next Steps VI. Adjournment Dated: January 18, 2018. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2018–01159 Filed 1–22–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Notice of Public Meeting of the Arizona Advisory Committee U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Announcement of meeting. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) that a meetings of the Arizona Advisory Committee (Committee) to the Commission will be held at 12:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) Wednesday, January 31, 2018. The purpose of the meetings is for the Committee to discuss logistics for March 9, 2018 briefing on voting rights. DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. MT. Public Call Information: Dial: 877– 419–6593 Conference ID: 1710920. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ana Victoria Fortes (DFO) at afortes@ usccr.gov or (213) 894–3437 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meetings are available to the public through the following toll-free call-in number: 877–419–6593, conference ID number: 1710920. Any interested member of the public may call this number and listen to the meetings. Callers can expect to incur charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, and the Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls they initiate over landSUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23JAN1.SGM 23JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 15 (Tuesday, January 23, 2018)]
[Notices]
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CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION


Sunshine Act Meeting Notice

AGENCY: United States Commission on Civil Rights.

ACTION: Notice of Commission public briefing.

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DATES: Friday, February 2, 2018, 9:00 a.m. EST.

ADDRESSES: Marriott Crabtree Raleigh Durham, 4500 Marriott Drive, 
Raleigh, NC 27612.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Walch, (202) 376-8371; TTY: 
(202) 376-8116; [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission will hold a public briefing 
as part of its ongoing assessment of federal enforcement of the Voting 
Rights Act (VRA). This meeting is open to the public. Testimony from 
this briefing will form an integral basis for our 2018 report to 
Congress, the President, and the American people regarding the state of 
voting rights across the nation.
    Our Commissioners will receive testimony from current and former 
state and federal government officials, legal experts, academics, and 
civil society actors. Panelists will discuss voter access, including 
federal voting rights enforcement efforts after the 2006 
reauthorization of the temporary provisions of the VRA, and the impact 
of the Shelby County v. Holder decision on the Department of Justice's 
enforcement strategies and priorities.
    We will also offer an open comment period in which members of the 
public will be able to address the Commission. Individuals who wish to 
participate should sign-up at the briefing. Each individual will have 
up to three (3) minutes to speak, with spots allotted on a first-come, 
first-serve basis; forty (40) spots will be available during the two-
hour period. The first half of the available slots will be available 
for sign-up during the morning (10:40 a.m.) and lunch breaks (12:20 
p.m.). The second half of the available slots will be available for 
sign-up during the afternoon break (2:50 p.m.), until all available 
slots are filled.
    In addition, the Commission welcomes the submission of additional 
material for consideration as we prepare our report. Please submit such 
information to [email protected] no later than Monday March 19, 
2018.
    The event will live-stream at https://www.youtube.com/user/USCCR/videos. If attending in person, we ask that you RSVP to 
[email protected]. Persons with disabilities who need 
accommodation should contact Pamela Dunston at 202-376-8105 or at 
[email protected] at least seven (7) business days before the date of 
the meeting.

I. Introductory Remarks: Chair Catherine E. Lhamon: 9:00 a.m.-9:10 a.m.

II. Panel One: Scope and Efficacy of Department of Justice (DOJ) Voting 
Rights Act (VRA) Enforcement: 9:10 a.m.-10:40 a.m.

     Peyton McCrary, served as a historian in the Civil Rights 
Division of DOJ for over twenty-seven years, until his retirement in 
late 2016. Dr. McCrary does research on the factual issues in voting 
rights litigation and assist DOJ attorneys in identifying expert 
witnesses to retain for cases that the Department pursues. He also co-
authored a book chapter that examines how the DOJ has administered 
Section 5 from 1965 to present.
     Vanita Gupta, President and CEO, The Leadership Conference 
on Civil and Human Rights. Ms. Gupta served in DOJ from October 2014-
January 2017 as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General and head of 
the Civil Rights Division.
     J. Gerald Hebert, Senior Director, Voting Rights & 
Redistricting at Campaign Legal Center. Mr. Hebert served in several 
capacities at DOJ from 1973 to 1994, and served as chief counsel in 
over one hundred voting rights lawsuits.
     Justin Levitt, Professor of Law at Loyola Los Angeles Law 
School. Professor Levitt served as the Deputy Assistant Attorney 
General at DOJ from 2015-2017.

III. Break: 10:40 a.m.-10:50 a.m.

IV. Panel Two: Case Studies: A Litigator's Perspective of Laws 
Affecting Voter Access Since Shelby: 10:50 a.m.-12:20 p.m.

     Ezra Rosenberg, Co-Director of the Voting Rights Project 
at the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights under Law (LCCR).
     Nina Perales, Vice President of Litigation at the Mexican 
American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF).
     Dale Ho, Director of Voting Rights Project at the American 
Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
     E. Mark Braden, Counsel at Baker Hostetler.
     Dan Morenoff, Executive Director of the Equal Voting 
Rights Institute.
     Natalie Landreth, Senior Staff Attorney at the Native 
American Rights Fund.

V. Break: 12:20 p.m.-1:20 p.m.

VI. Panel Three: Voter Access: 1:20 p.m.-2:50 p.m.

     Michelle Bishop, Disability Advocacy Specialist for Voting 
Rights at the National Disability Rights Network.
     Michael J. Pitts, Professor of Law at Indiana University.

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     Cleta Mitchell, Partner at Foley & Larder LLP.
     John Fund, Columnist for the National Review.
     Anita Earls, Former Executive Director at the Southern 
Coalition for Social Justice.
     John Merrill, Secretary of State of Alabama.

VII. Break: 2:50 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

VIII. Panel Four: Recommendations for Ensuring Access to the Ballot 
Post-Shelby: 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

     John J Park Jr., Counsel at Strickland, Brockington, Lewis 
LLP.
     Judd Choate, President of the National Association of 
State Election Directors and Elections Director for the State of 
Colorado.
     Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the 
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
     Lorraine Minnite, Professor of Political Science at 
Rutgers University.
     Jerry Vattamala, Director of the Democracy Program at 
Asian American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (AALDEF).

IX. Break: 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

X. Open Public Comment Period: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

     Individuals who wish to participate in the open public 
comment period should sign-up at the briefing. Each individual will 
have up to three (3) minutes to speak, with spots allotted on a first-
come, first-serve basis; forty (40) spots will be available during the 
two-hour period. The first half of the available slots will be 
available for sign-up during the morning (10:40 a.m.) and lunch breaks 
(12:20 p.m.) of the briefing. The second half of the available slots 
will be available for sign-up during the afternoon break (2:50 p.m.) 
until all available slots are filled.

XI. Adjourn Briefing: 8:00 p.m.

    Dated: January 19, 2018.
Brian Walch,
Director, Communications and Public Engagement.
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