Turn Up Tuesdays Returns to Wisconsin with Actor Michael Ealy to Renew the Fight for the Right to Vote

Contact: Charmaine Riley, [email protected], 202.548.7166
Kelly Brewington, [email protected], 202.548.7159

MADISON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and All Voting is Local, with its joint And Still I Vote campaign, will hold multiple events this week to mobilize voters and urge officials in Wisconsin to ensure fair, safe, and accessible elections in 2020. These activities are part of Turn Up Tuesdays, a weekly, national call to action that launched last month in the wake of Wisconsin’s April 7 election debacle.

Turn Up Tuesdays urges election officials in states nationwide to ensure free, fair, and safe elections before their primaries and the November general election. The activities also aim to empower voters to join the fight to make their voices heard. Wisconsin’s 7th congressional district will hold elections on May 12 and voting right advocates have pushed for expanded access to safe in-person early voting and absentee voting in this election and in November.

Here is a list of the week’s events:

5:30 – 6 p.m. EDT

Turn Up Tuesday Facebook Live Event – The Leadership Conference and All Voting is Local will speak with special guests about how they are working to ensure that elections are safe, secure, and accessible.

Ashley Allison, executive vice president of campaigns and programs, The Leadership Conference
Bianca Tomasini, chapter head, Voces de la Frontera – Madison
Maribeth Witzel-Behl, clerk, City of Madison
Michael Ealy, actor and activist
Shauntay Nelson, Wisconsin state director, All Voting is Local

7 p.m. EST

Movie Night ⎼ Details forthcoming.

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.

All Voting is Local fights to eliminate needless and discriminatory barriers to voting before they happen, to build a democracy that works for us all. It is a collaborative campaign housed at The Leadership Conference Education Fund, in conjunction with the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation; the American Constitution Society; the Campaign Legal Center; and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. For more information about All Voting is Local, visit https://allvotingislocal.org and follow us on Twitter @votingislocal.