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Congressman Bennie Thompson

Representing the District of Mississippi

Election Security Task Force to Hold Second Public Forum

October 23, 2017
Press Release

MEDIA ADVISORY

Election Security Task Force to Hold Second Public Forum

October 23, 2017 (WASHINGTON) – On Tuesday, October 24th, the Congressional Task Force on Election Security, will hold its second public forum: Securing America’s Elections: Preparing for 2018 and Beyond. The task force will hear from Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea, Virginia Elections Commissioner Edgardo Cortés, and Commissioner and Vice-Chair of the Election Assistance Commission, Thomas Hicks. The forum will focus on steps states are taking to secure their elections, and what the federal government can do to do assist.

 

 

Details:

“Securing America’s Elections: Preparing for 2018 and Beyond”

Congressional Task Force on Election Security Forum

12 p.m.

Tuesday, October 24th

1310 Longworth House Office Building

Panelists:

Nellie Gorbea, Rhode Island Secretary of State

Edgardo Cortés, Virginia Department of Elections Commissioner

Thomas Hicks, Election Assistance Commission Commissioner & Vice-Chair

 

 

The Congressional Task Force on Election Security was created this summer to following the news that Russia interfered and attempted to influence the 2016 Presidential election. The Task Force seeks to identify solutions that will safeguard our elections going forward.  It is chaired by Committee on Homeland Security Ranking Member Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) and Committee on House Administration Ranking Member Robert Brady (D-PA). The Task Force had its first public forum in September and heard from former Department of Homeland Security officials.

 

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Media contact:
(Thompson) Adam Comis at 202-225-9978
(Brady) Jamie Fleet at 202-225-2061