Sponsored By:

Brennan Center for Justice, National Election Defense Coalition,

London Center for Policy Research,,

Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology

On Monday, May 15, 2017, NEDC and allied organizations presented the case for advancing reforms for election security in the United States to over 100 Congressional staff members and interested parties. Presentations were made by:

James Woolsey
Former CIA Director and Chair of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer (Ret.)
Senior Fellow at the London Center for Policy Research, Fox News contributor

Lawrence Norden
Deputy Director of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU

J. Alex Halderman
Professor of Computer Science at the University of Michigan

Susan Greenhalgh
Election Specialist at the Verified Voting Foundation

James Scott
Senior Fellow at the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology

Karen Greenberg (Moderator)
Director of the Center on National Security at Fordham University Law School

Strengthening election security is essential for safeguarding America’s representative government. Elections experts, computer scientists, and cybersecurity professionals are issuing urgent warnings about the vulnerability and reliability of our nation's electronic voting technologies.

This solutions-oriented panel featured leading experts on national security, voting systems, and computer science who explained that future election security threats may come from any number of potential adversaries with offensive cyber capabilities, including rogue states like North Korea and non-state actors like ISIS. Our nation's electronic voting technologies create risks of errors and delays as well as heightened vulnerabilities to manipulation or remote hacking.



This April 21, 2016 Congressional briefing was sponsored by the National Election Defense Coalition (NEDC), and the Transformative Justice Coalition (TJC). 

A standing room only crowd filled the House Judiciary Committee hearing room on April 21st, as nine members of Congress and two hundred activists and Congressional staff gathered for a historic briefing on election security, voting machines, and voter access.


Rep. John Conyers
Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee
Rep. Maxine Waters
Rep. Alma Adams
Rep. Terri Sewell
Rep. Marc Veasey
Rep. G.K. Butterfield
Rep. Elija Cummings
Rep. Hank Johnson

Rev. William Barber
Executive Director, N.C. NAACP

Barbara R. Arnwine
Transformative Justice Coalition

Ari Berman
Contributing Writer, Nation Magazine

Lindsey Nielson, PhD
University of California, San Diego

Robert J. Fitrakis, PhD
Professor, Columbus State College
Election Defense Expert