As Election Nears, Turn Up Tuesdays to Address Effort to Count Every Ballot
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Contact: Charmaine Riley, [email protected], 202.548.7166
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 on Tuesday, September 15 at 5:30 p.m. ET to discuss the reasons for, and the likelihood of, a delay in election results on November 3. Speakers will also offer advice about how to alleviate pressure on the ballot counting systems on Election Day, such as early voting and vote by mail.
This event is a part of Turn Up Tuesdays, a weekly national call to action to make sure people are informed and activated to vote in the general election. Turn Up Tuesdays is dedicated to ensuring that the general election is not characterized by the disarray that voters experienced across the country during the primaries, in states like Wisconsin and Georgia. This week, speakers will highlight that when election officials take time to count and verify every ballot, that’s a sign that our democracy is working, especially during a pandemic.
5:30 – 6:00 p.m. EDT
Turn Up Tuesday Facebook Live Event – Every eligibleAdd Module voter should have their voice heard and their vote counted. Regardless if they are a member of the military voting from overseas or an individual with pre-existing conditions that votes by mail because of COVID-19, we must ensure that votes counted on Election Day are not given more weight than those counted later. Join guests as they discuss the likelihood of delayed election results, the importance of options like vote by mail, and how voters can vote safely this election season.
Vanessa Gonzalez, executive vice president of field and member services, The Leadership Conference
Adrian Fontes, recorder, Maricopa County, Arizona
Aerion Abney, director of special projects, All Voting is Local Pennsylvania
Jennifer Morrell, co-founder, The Elections Group
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.