Turn Up Tuesdays to Highlight Importance of Safe and Fair Elections for Young Voters
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Contact: Charmaine Riley, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, [email protected], 202.548.7166
Kelly Brewington, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, [email protected], 202.548.7159
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 Facebook Live event Tuesday, August 18 at 5:30 p.m. ET to address barriers to the ballot young voters face and to urge officials to act now to ensure their voices are heard. As a part of Turn Up Tuesdays, a weekly, national call to action to ensure people are informed and activated to vote in the general election, this event will focus on activating students and first-time voters.
Turn Up Tuesdays is dedicated to ensuring that upcoming elections do not encounter the disarray that voters experienced in primaries in states like Wisconsin and Georgia. Advocates will urge election officials to guarantee voters, regardless of age, have access to safe and fair voting options for the 2020 elections.
Tuesday , August 18
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 to discuss the importance of turning out the youth vote, the issues that matter most to young voters, and the ways young people can become advocates and activists in their own communities.
Vanessa Gonzalez, executive vice president of field and member services, The Leadership Conference
Andaya Sugayan, voter engagement organizer, Planned Parenthood Association of PA
Ifeolu Claytor, campaign manager, All Voting is Local – Ohio
Máxima Guerrero, organizer, Puente Human Rights Movement
Tamia Fowlkes, Andrew Goodman Foundation student ambassador, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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.