Voting Rights News

News 05.15.20

‘Mothers of the Movement’ Renew Call for Safe and Fair Elections Following Continued Police Brutality

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 movie night tonight, May 15, at 7 p.m. EDT to highlight families impacted by state sanctioned violence. “Mothers of the Movement” Maria Hamilton, mother of Dontre Hamilton, and Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, will join the conversation to speak about the impact voting has on communities of color and to call for safe and fair elections in 2020. These activities are part of Turn Up Tuesdays, a weekly, national call to action that launched last month in the wake of Wisconsin’s April 7 election debacle.

Press Release 05.13.20

Congress Must Pass HEROES Act to Lift and Protect All Communities

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the COVID-19 relief package, the “Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act” or the HEROES Act:

News 05.11.20

Turn Up Tuesdays Returns to Wisconsin with Actor Michael Ealy to Renew the Fight for the Right to Vote

MADISON – 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 this week to mobilize voters and urge officials in Wisconsin to ensure fair, safe, and accessible elections in 2020. These activities are part of Turn Up Tuesdays, a weekly, national call to action that launched last month in the wake of Wisconsin’s April 7 election debacle.

Press Release 05.7.20

Senator Harris and Representative Pressley to Join Groups in Voting Rights National Week of Action

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and All Voting is Local, with its joint campaign And Still I Vote, will hold several events to conclude National Week of Action, a week dedicated to mobilizing voters and urging officials across the country to ensure fair, safe, and accessible elections in 2020. The events are part of Turn Up Tuesdays, a weekly national call to action to ensure people are informed and activated to vote in November.

Press Release 05.4.20

National Week of Action Brings Together Civil Rights Groups for Safe and Fair Elections

WASHINGTON – 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 across the country to ensure fair, safe, and accessible elections in 2020. These activities are part of the National Week of Action as well as Turn Up Tuesdays, a weekly national call to action to ensure people are informed and activated to vote November.

Press Release 04.28.20

Turn Up Tuesdays to Highlight Marginalization of Native Americans in Voting Process

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, with its campaign And Still I Vote and in partnership with the Native American Rights Fund (NARF), will host a Turn Up Tuesdays Facebook Live Event on Tuesday, April 28, at 5:30 p.m. ET. The event will highlight barriers to the ballot Native Americans face and outline practical steps for how officials can protect their vote in the wake of COVID-19. As many states move toward voting by mail, the event will highlight how the failure to put systems in place could leave many tribal communities behind.

Press Release 04.27.20

Post-Pandemic America Must Have Stronger Civil and Human Rights Protections

WASHINGTON – A united civil rights community urged Congress to ensure that our nation emerges after the COVID-19 pandemic as a more equitable, healthy, and just society. In the first comprehensive letter to lawmakers on the COVID-19 crisis from The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, leading activists noted the spotlight that COVID-19 is shining on America’s longstanding institutional racism and systemic inequality. To build a stronger America, members of Congress must craft laws to protect public health more effectively, preserve and strengthen our public institutions, and ensure that our eventual economic recovery works for everyone.

Press Release 04.20.20

Turn Up Tuesdays Arrives in New York to Fight for the Right to Vote

NEW YORK – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, with its campaign And Still I Vote and in partnership with Common Cause New York, will hold multiple events this week to mobilize voters and urge officials in New York to ensure fair, free, and safe elections in 2020. These activities are part of Turn Up Tuesdays, a weekly, national call to action that focuses on a state in the country that needs to do more to ensure we have a fair and safe election in November.