Voting Rights News

Press Release 10.30.20

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Issues Scorecard for 116th Congress

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights today released its scores for every member of the 116th United States Congress. The Voting Record, which has been issued for every Congress since 1969, scores votes taken by every senator and representative on the legislative priorities of The Leadership Conference. The Leadership Conference’s Voting Record is neither an endorsement nor condemnation of any member of Congress.

Press Release 10.26.20

Voters Must Know Their Rights Ahead of Election Day

WASHINGTON – With just one week until voting ends on Election Day, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and All Voting is Local, with its joint And Still I Vote campaign, will assemble state officials and voting rights experts to discuss election protection, voters’ rights, and how to prepare for potentially long lines on Election Day during a Facebook Live event on October 27 at 5:30 p.m EDT.

Press Release 10.19.20

Advocates Urge Voters to Make a Plan for Election Day Now

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.

Press Release 10.13.20

Turn Up Tuesdays to Highlight Importance of Voting and Activism at HBCUs

WASHINGTON – 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 today, October 13, at 5:30 p.m. EDT to discuss the rich history of activism at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and how students continue to fight for access to the ballots and the right to vote.

Press Release 10.7.20

In Welcomed Move, Facebook Steps Up Efforts to Protect Election Integrity

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on Facebook’s announcement on additional steps they are taking to protect “the integrity of the election by fighting foreign interference, misinformation and voter suppression”:

Press Release 10.5.20

Turn Up Tuesdays to Encourage Voters to Cast Ballots Sooner Rather than Later

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and All Voting is Local, with its joint And Still I Vote campaign, will hold multiple events in celebration of National Voter Education Week. Voting advocates will convene to discuss how voting varies by state, the importance of making a plan to vote in the midst of a pandemic, and the benefits of voting early.

Press Release 09.29.20

In Washington Post, Gupta Shows How Massive Voter Turnout Can Protect Our Democracy

WASHINGTON – In a Washington Post opinion piece, Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, illustrates how President Trump’s continued attacks on vote by mail are a desperate attempt at discouraging people from exercising their constitutional right to vote as polls show he is losing. She notes that the safest way to guard against threats to our democracy is for voters to turn out in record numbers this election season.

Press Release 09.28.20

Turn Up Tuesdays to Voters: Make a Plan to Vote Now

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 29 at 5:30 p.m. ET to encourage voters to make a plan to vote ahead of November 3. With a special guest from the Divine Nine, voting advocates will discuss how to request a mail ballot, vote in person during the pandemic, and options to vote early.

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