PRESS CALL: Voting Rights Leaders to Assess Pennsylvania’s Handling of June 2 Primary
PHILADELPHIA – Leading civil rights organizations will host a telephone press briefing on June 4, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. ET to evaluate Pennsylvania officials’ performance during the primary election this week. The groups will assess how officials executed on the election with two additional months to prepare, including how they informed voters about last-minute changes to polling places and voting by mail amid the COVID-19 pandemic and growing protests which led to reduced public transportation accessibility and militarized police presence. The Pennsylvania primary election was largely seen as a dress rehearsal for the November general election and while these are unprecedented times, Pennsylvania’s elected officials fell short of fulfilling their obligations to voters.
WHEN: Thursday, June 4 at 2:30 p.m. ET
- Vanita Gupta, president and CEO, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
- Erin Kramer, executive director, One Pennsylvania
- Scott Seeborg, Pennsylvania state director, All Voting is Local
- Susana Almeida, interim director, Common Cause Pennsylvania
- Imani Barbarin, director of communications and outreach, Disability Rights PA
- Ivan Garcia, civic engagement director, Make the Road Pennsylvania
- Sara Mullen, advocacy and policy director, ACLU of Pennsylvania
DIAL-IN INFORMATION: 888-896-0862; 49731646
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 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.