In light of recent legislation in a number of states changing voting procedures, the Congressional Black Caucus holds a discussion on the new laws and how voters can ensure they have the correct documents to vote.
Several states, including Virginia and Pennsylvania, have changed their voting laws to require a photo ID or another form of voter ID, separate from a voter registration card. Florida has gained access to federal files in its effort to purge the voter roles of ineligible and deceased voters. Minority rights leaders have alleged that these laws disproportionately affect poor and minority voters who are more likely to live in urban areas and less likely to have a driver's license or passport.
MSNBC Host Melissa Harris-Perry will moderate the discussion, which will consist of three parts: the changes to voting procedures in 2012, why voting matters for African Americans, and the next steps in the voting rights argument.
The panelists for the discussion are Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), Rep. Melvin L. Watt (D-NC), Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (D-OH), DNC vice-chair of Voter Registration and Participation Donna Brazile, CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill, conservative columnist Crystal Wright, and conservative commentator Ron Christie.