Voting Rights News

Press Release 06.8.20

Turn Up Tuesdays Taps Georgia Advocates, Celebrities Ahead of June 9 Primary

ATLANTA – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and All Voting is Local, with its joint campaign And Still I Vote℠, will hold multiple events this week to mobilize voters and urge officials in Georgia to ensure that all voters are granted the right to vote privately, securely, and safely. 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 November.

News 06.3.20

PRESS CALL: Voting Rights Leaders to Assess Pennsylvania’s Handling of June 2 Primary

PHILADELPHIA – Leading civil rights organizations will host a telephone press briefing on June 4, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. ET to evaluate Pennsylvania officials’ performance during the primary election this week. The groups will assess how officials executed on the election with two additional months to prepare, including how they informed voters about last-minute changes to polling places and voting by mail amid the COVID-19 pandemic and growing protests which led to reduced public transportation accessibility and militarized police presence. The Pennsylvania primary election was largely seen as a dress rehearsal for the November general election and while these are unprecedented times, Pennsylvania’s elected officials fell short of fulfilling their obligations to voters.

News 06.1.20

Turn Up Tuesdays Arrives in Pennsylvania to Confront Disruptions to June 2 Primary

PHILADELPHIA - All Voting is Local and The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, in conjunction with its joint And Still I Vote℠ campaign, will host events this week to urge Pennsylvania officials to ensure a free, fair and safe primary on June 2. Pennsylvania voters will face a series of barriers to the ballot due to last-minute changes amid COVID-19 and protests across the country, including sudden polling place changes, reduced public transportation accessibility, heavy National Guard presence, and confusing rules about voting by mail.

Press Release 05.28.20

Trump’s Order is More Bark Than Bite

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on President Trump’s Executive Order on content moderation by social media companies:

News 05.26.20

Turn Up Tuesdays Heads to Missouri to Promote Safe, Fair Elections

ST. LOUIS – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and All Voting is Local, with its joint campaign And Still I Vote℠, will partner with the Missouri Voter Protection Coalition to hold multiple events this week to mobilize voters and urge officials across the country to ensure fair, safe, and accessible elections in 2020. 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 November.

News 05.18.20

Turn Up Tuesdays to Highlight Accessibility for Voters with Disabilities

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and All Voting is Local, along with its joint And Still I Vote campaign and in partnership with the National Disability Rights Network, will raise awareness about the power of the disability vote, discuss some of the challenges voters with disabilities face at the polls, and urge officials across the country to ensure fair, safe, and accessible elections in 2020. The conversation is part of Turn Up Tuesdays, a weekly national call to action to ensure people are informed and activated to vote in November.