Voting Rights News

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.

Uncategorized 08.17.20

Turn Up Tuesdays to Highlight Importance of Safe and Fair Elections for Young Voters 

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 Tuesday, August 18 at 5:30 p.m. ET to address barriers to the ballot young voters face and to urge officials to act now to ensure their voices are heard. As 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, this event will focus on activating students and first-time voters.

Press Release 08.5.20

Advocates Call on Congress to Fund Elections Immediately

WASHINGTON – Civil rights advocates hosted a press briefing call today to outline the need for immediate election funding in the new COVID-19 relief package to protect the integrity of the general election. Speakers included Rep. Terri Sewell and Calif. Secretary of State Alex Padilla, as well as leaders from The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, NAACP, American Association of People with Disabilities, and the Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda.

Press Release 08.3.20

Faith Leaders to Join Turn Up Tuesdays to Commemorate the Voting Rights Act and Call for Safer Elections

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 series of events with faith leaders to mobilize voters across the country and urge officials to safeguard voting by mail and protect in-person voting options. This 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.

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