Acting Co-Director, Voting Rights Project, Adjunct Professor of Law
B.A., Georgetown; J.D., Villanova
Marcia Johnson-Blanco is Acting Co-Director of the Voting Rights Project of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. ...Continue Reading
Marcia Johnson-Blanco is Acting Co-Director of the Voting Rights Project of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Among other things, Ms. Johnson-Blanco is responsible for the Lawyers’ Committee’s work on Election Protection and Census and redistricting. She has also served as the deputy director of the National Commission on the Voting Rights Act organizing 10 hearings assessing the degree of discrimination in voting from 1982 to 2005. Additionally, she has advocated for the reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act and served on the legal team defending the constitutionality of the Act.
Ms. Johnson-Blanco has served as counsel on amicus briefs before the State Supreme Courts in Michigan and Missouri in cases determining the constitutionality of Voter ID laws. She has also served as counsel on the amicus brief before the United States Supreme Court in Crawford v. Marion County Election Board.
Before joining the Lawyers' Committee in 2004, she served as the legislative representative for an independent labor union and spearheaded the legislative and voter education programs for several organizations dedicated to advocacy on behalf of Caribbean Americans.
Johnson-Blanco received her juris doctorate from Villanova Law School and a bachelor's degree in Linguistics from Georgetown University.