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Lawrence Norden

Deputy Director, Democracy Program at Brennan Center for Justice, NYU School of Law

Lawrence Norden is Deputy Director of the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program, where he uses rigorous research, innovative policy solutions, and tenacious advocacy to seek improvements to our systems of democracy and justice. His work touches on a variety of civic issues, from ensuring voting is free, fair, and accessible to all Americans to defending the voice of the public amidst the rise of money in politics with new proposals like small donor public financing. During his time at the Brennan Center, Lawrence has authored several nationally recognized reports and articles related to voting rights, voting systems, and elections, including America’s Voting Machines at Risk (September 2015), Better Design, Better Elections (July 2012) and Voting Law Changes in 2012 (October 2011). His work has been featured in media outlets across the country, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, and National Public Radio. He has testified before Congress and several state legislatures on numerous occasions.