Ernest Green is Co-Chairman and Partner of Madison Asset Managment Group LLC. Previously he served as managing director of public finance for Lehman Brothers in Washington, D.C. Green’s career also spans labor concerns, beginning in New York City in the late 1960s when he worked with Bayard Rustin in founding the Recruitment and Training Program, a project to help integrate apprenticeship programs in the building trades. He subsequently served as assistant secretary of labor for employment and training in the Carter Administration. The courage and drama of his 1957 struggle to integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, as part of the “Little Rock Nine” was captured by the PBS documentary, “The Ernest Green Story.”
Today, American democracy is in crisis, and voter suppression is at the center of that crisis. There is ample evidence that it has been used to thwart the democratic will of “we the people” in a different states and in a number of recent elections. Our panel gathers not to belabor the self-evident – that voter suppression is morally wrong and injurious to democracy – but to discuss, from a variety of perspectives, what we should be doing to end it.Wednesday, January 9, 2019, noon to 2:00, 555 New Jersey Ave, NW, Washington, D.C. More information and registration.