Advocates Urge Voters to Make a Plan for Election Day Now
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Charmaine Riley, [email protected], 202.548.7166
WASHINGTON – With just two weeks until Election Day, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and All Voting is Local, with its joint And Still I Vote campaign, will host a Facebook Live event on October 20 at 5:30 p.m. EDT to discuss options for early voting and encourage voters to make a plan to vote ahead of November 3.
These events are 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 voters, some of whom are currently waiting more than 10 hours to cast a ballot in the general election, are doing everything in their power to have their voices heard and participate in our democracy. Some 29 million votes have already been cast in the 2020 general election.
Tuesday, October 20
5:30 – 6:00 p.m. EDT
Turn Up Tuesday Facebook Live Event – Election Day is in just two weeks — do you have a plan to vote? Experts and advocates will discuss how every state’s voting process is different and the importance of making a plan to vote ahead of time.
Vanessa Gonzalez, executive vice president of field and member services, The Leadership Conference
Aklima Khondoker, Georgia state director, All Voting is Local
Kayla Griffin, Ohio state director, All Voting is Local
Nneka Achapu, civic engagement coordinator, Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI)
Carlos Chaverst, Jr, national volunteer coordinator, Vote From Home 2020
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.