Appearances, Publications & Speeches
- Feb 1, 2018
On February 2, 2018 Gerry Hebert, gave oral testimony before the U.S. Civil Rights Commission in North Carolina.
- Jan 23, 2018
American political campaigns are extended crescendos of vitriol. Passions and tempers run high. But at the end of all the viciousness, the citizens cast their votes. They have the right to do so in a place of peaceful contemplation. For tens of millions of Americans who vote in person, the voting process is designed to foster such contemplation. We are able to walk into the polling place without being harassed, thanks to the Supreme Court’s 1992 ruling in Burson v. Freeman that states may bar electioneering within a certain distance from each polling place. We stand in lines together (hopefully very short lines, if the election is administered and resourced properly), and we mark our ballots next to each other. We submit our votes and take our “I Voted” stickers, hoping that our preferred candidates will be victorious, but willing in any event to accept the collective judgment of our fellow citizens — the very people with whom we just stood in line.
- May 15, 2017
CLC Director of Voting Rights and Redistricting Program Gerry Hebert appeared on KALW 's Your Call regarding President Trump and his voter fraud commission.
- Apr 11, 2017
CLC Director of Voting Rights and Redistricting Program Gerry Hebert joined a panel of experts for a discussion and debate on current election law issues and controversies, including: the constitutional status of racial and political gerrymandering; ballot access issues, such as voter ID laws, registration requirements and early voting; campaign finance practices like dark money, disclosure requirements and the consequences of Citizens United; and the aftereffects of Shelby County v. Holder.
Jeff Sessions says he handled these civil rights cases. He barely touched them. (The Washington Post)
Attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions is trying to mislead his Senate colleagues, and the country, into believing he is a champion for civil rights. We are former Justice Department civil rights lawyers who worked on the civil rights cases that Sessions cites as evidence for this claim, so we know: The record isn’t Sessions’s to burnish. We won’t let the nominee misstate his civil rights history to get the job of the nation’s chief law enforcement officer.
- Jan 10, 2017
CLC Director of Voting Rights and Redistricting Program Gerry Hebert appeared on MSNBC to challenge the civil rights record of Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions.
Why the NAACP and former Colleagues say Jeff Sessions is Unfit to Serve As Attorney General (Real News Network)Jan 8, 2017
CLC Director of Voting Rights and Redistricting Program Gerry Hebert was interviewed for a segment on the Real News Network following an NAACP protest against the nomination of Jeff Sessions for U.S. Attorney General.
Former Colleague of Jeff Sessions Says Trump's Pick Unqualified to be Attorney General (Real News Network)Jan 5, 2017
CLC Director of Voting Rights and Redistricting Program Gerry Hebert was interviewed for a segment on The Real News Network regarding his personal experience with President-elect Donald Trump's attorney general nominee, Jeff Sessions.
- Jan 4, 2017
CLC Director of Voting Rights and Redistricting Program Gerry Hebert appeared on The Rachel Maddow Show to speak out against President-elect Donald Trump's attorney general nominee, Jeff Sessions.