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Legal Defense Fund official to discuss 'Katrina Vote,' June 20

Theodore Shaw, director-counsel and president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, is slated to speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, in 16 Robertson Hall.

The session is titled "Preserving Power, Protecting the Katrina Vote: A Conversation With Theodore Shaw." The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by Princeton Committee of the Legal Defense Fund and hosted by the University's Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration Committee.

The Legal Defense Fund has implemented a multi-faceted plan to ensure the participation of displaced voters in the election process in the area affected by last year's hurricanes. The plan includes litigation, publicity, education and poll monitoring. Shaw is expected to discuss the challenges voters faced in the recent elections and the prospects for voters in the upcoming fall elections.

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