Turn Up Tuesdays Heads to Missouri to Promote Safe, Fair Elections

Contact: Charmaine Riley, The Leadership Conference, [email protected], 202.548.7166
Kelly Brewington, All Voting is Local, [email protected], 202.548.7159
Denise Lieberman, Missouri Voter Protection Coalition, [email protected]

ST. LOUIS – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and All Voting is Local, with its joint campaign And Still I Vote℠, will partner with the Missouri Voter Protection Coalition to hold multiple events this week to mobilize voters and urge officials across the country to ensure fair, safe, and accessible elections in 2020. This event is a part of Turn Up Tuesdays, a weekly national call to action to ensure people are informed and activated to vote in November.

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

This week’s events include:

Tuesday, May 26
4:30 – 5:00 p.m. CDT/5:30 – 6:00 p.m. EDT

Turn Up Tuesday Facebook Live Event – In partnership with Missouri Voter Protection Coalition, The Leadership Conference and All Voting is Local will speak with special guests about barriers Missouri voters face in casting their ballots in November.

Ashley Allison, executive vice president of campaigns and programs, The Leadership Conference
Denise Lieberman, coordinator, Missouri Voter Protection Coalition
Jason Kander, founder, Let America Vote and former Missouri secretary of state
Tishaura Jones, Treasurer, City of St. Louis

Thursday, May 28
6:00 p.m. CDT/ 7:00 p.m. EDT

And Still I VoteMissouri Tele-Town Hall – Voting rights organizations will convene to discuss protecting the right to vote in Missouri communities.
PRESS DIAL IN: (540)-409-4375 Ext.61498#

Moderated by Leigh Chapman, director, voting rights program, The Leadership Conference
Denise Lieberman, coordinator, Missouri Voter Protection Coalition
Dr. Rev. Cassandra Gould, executive director, Missouri Faith Voices
Milkayla Allen, electoral justice organizer, Action St. Louis

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.

The Missouri Voter Protection Coalition (MOVPC) is a non-partisan statewide network of voter advocates who work to secure the right to vote. Since 2006, the coalition has collaborated to expand access to the ballot for all eligible Missourians and remove barriers that impede the right to vote, with particular focus on low-income, communities of color, young voters, seniors and other marginalized voters. The mission of the coalition is to advance free, fair and accessible elections to ensure that every Missouri voter is able to cast a ballot. MOVPC includes a diverse group of approximately 50 organizations statewide, representing civil rights, voter advocacy groups, labor unions, student groups, disability advocates, faith organizations, environmental groups, legal and research institutions.