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Press Release 09.21.20

Turn Up Tuesdays Encourages Action for National Voter Registration Day

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 22 at 5:30 p.m. ET in celebration of National Voter Registration Day. With voting registration numbers down and the election only 43 days away, speakers will urge individuals to exercise their right to vote by checking their registration, registering to vote, and encouraging others to take part in democracy.

Press Release 09.14.20

As Election Nears, Turn Up Tuesdays to Address Effort to Count Every Ballot

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.

Press Release 08.31.20

Turn Up Tuesdays to Address Need for Poll Workers, Safety at Polls for General Election

WASHINGTON – To highlight the critical importance of poll workers to holding safe and fair elections, 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 1 at 5:30 p.m. EDT to explore how community members can take part in democracy and ensure voices are heard at the polls. This event will underscore why poll workers are the backbone of elections.

Press Release 08.28.20

Congress Must Protect Democracy, Ensure Safe Voting During COVID-19

WASHINGTON – In testimony before the House Administration Committee, Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, will call on Congress to take steps to ensure that the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) operates at full capacity. During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, voters should not be forced to choose between their health and their fundamental right to vote, as occurred in many of the recent primary elections. Gupta, who previously served as the head of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, will underscore that all communities, particularly those who have faced barriers to the ballot like people of color, must have their voices heard in the upcoming November election.

Press Release 08.24.20

Turn Up Tuesdays to Highlight Voter Accessibility Within the Criminal Legal System

WASHINGTON – At any given time, there are roughly 750,000 people in jail or prison and most are legally allowed to cast ballots. Furthermore, state laws bar more than six million citizens convicted of felonies from casting a ballot. On Tuesday, August 25 at 5:30 p.m., 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 to address the restoration of voting rights to previously incarcerated individuals and highlight the need for jails and prisons to make registration and voting accessible for those eligible. 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 the general election.

Press Release 08.22.20

House Delivers for Post Office, Senate Must Follow

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the bipartisan passage of the “Delivering for America Act”(H.R. 8015) by the House of Representatives:

Press Release 08.20.20

In Military Times, Gupta and Butler Urge Support for Post Office and Democracy

WASHINGTON – In an op-ed for Military Times, Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and Jeremy Butler, CEO of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, urge support for the United States Postal Service and our elections – two key parts of our democracy. The leaders urge Congress to hold the administration accountable and demand accountability from Postmaster General Louis DeJoy.

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