‘Mothers of the Movement’ Renew Call for Safe and Fair Elections Following Continued Police Brutality
Maria Hamilton, mother of Dontre Hamilton, and Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, to boost calls for fair November elections
WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and All Voting is Local, with its joint And Still I Vote campaign, will hold a movie night tonight, May 15, at 7 p.m. EDT to highlight families impacted by state sanctioned violence. “Mothers of the Movement” Maria Hamilton, mother of Dontre Hamilton, and Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, will join the conversation to speak about the impact voting has on communities of color and to call for safe and fair 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. Activities also amplify the call for expanded safe in-person early voting and absentee voting.
Friday, May 15
7 p.m. EDT
And Still I Vote Live! – The mourning and outrage for lives lost at the hand of state sanctioned violence is a call to yet again defend civil liberties and demand justice. Months away from the 2020 election, what can communities do to ensure the right to vote this election cycle?
Ashley Allison, executive vice president of campaigns and programs and host of Pod for the Cause podcast, The Leadership Conference
Sybrina Fulton, Mother of Trayvon Martin
Maria Hamilton, Mother of Dontre Hamilton
Shauntay Nelson, All Voting is Local Wisconsin State Director
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.