Senator Harris and Representative Pressley to Join Groups in Voting Rights National Week of Action

The Leadership Conference and All Voting is Local to conclude week with a special edition Facebook Live

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Contact: Charmaine Riley, [email protected], 202.548.7166

WASHINGTON The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and All Voting is Local, with its joint campaign And Still I Vote, will hold several events to conclude National Week of Action, a week dedicated to mobilizing voters and urging officials across the country to ensure fair, safe, and accessible elections in 2020. The events are part of Turn Up Tuesdays, a weekly national call to action to ensure people are informed and activated to vote in November.

The week’s marquis event will be a Turn Up Tuesday Facebook Live conversation with Senator Kamala Harris, Representative Ayanna Pressley, and New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver about protecting our country’s election system.

Turn Up Tuesdays is dedicated to ensuring that upcoming elections do not encounter the disarray that voters experienced in Wisconsin’s primary on April 7. Activities this week will also draw support for expanded and safe in-person early voting and absentee voting.

Here is an updated list of the week’s events:

Thursday, May 7
6 p.m. EDT

And Still I Vote Tele-Townhall
Leaders at voting rights organizations will convene to discuss protecting the right to vote in communities of color during COVID-19.
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Speakers:

Vanita Gupta, president and CEO, The Leadership Conference
Kristen Clarke, president and executive director, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Thomas A. Saenz, president and general counsel, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)
Moderated by Ashley Allison, executive vice president of campaigns and programs, The Leadership Conference

7 p.m. EDT

Special Edition Turn Up Tuesday Facebook Live
Join Ashley Allison with The Leadership Conference and Karine Jean-Pierre with MoveOn for a conversation with Senator Kamala Harris, Representative Ayanna Pressley, and New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver about what needs to happen now to protect our country’s election system and the impact of voter suppression on vulnerable communities.

Watch this event on Facebook

Participants:
Ashley Allison, executive vice president of campaigns and programs, The Leadership Conference
Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)
Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.)
New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver
Karine Jean-Pierre, senior advisor, MoveOn

Friday, May 8
9 p.m. EDT

#ANDSTILLIVOTE Game Night Live!
In partnership with Culture Tags and Because of Them We Can – A spirited game for people who love hashtags, join celebrities and influencers of the And Still I Vote campaign as they test their cultural prowess and play #CultureTags Live on Instagram. Hosted by Because of Them We CanTM founder Eunique Jones Gibson, the evening will feature stories, campaign giveaways, and information about the importance of civic engagement and the fight to end voter suppression. The event will be broadcast live online at: https://www.instagram.com/becauseofthem/

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 220 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference works toward an America as good as its ideals. For more information on The Leadership Conference and its member organizations, visit www.civilrights.org.