ADVISORY: Civil Rights Experts Alert to Poll Closure Epidemic in Arizona, Urge Passage of Voting Rights Advancement Act
New Report Shows Dizzying Number of Polling Place Closures in Arizona
FOR PLANNING PURPOSES
Contact: Kristen Voorhees, [email protected], 202.548.7166
PHOENIX — The Leadership Conference Education Fund will hold a press call on Wednesday, September 11, at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. MT to discuss its newly released report, “Democracy Diverted: Polling Place Closures and the Right to Vote.” A second iteration of original research first released in 2016, the report analyzes 757 of 861 counties and county-level equivalents previously covered by Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA), which the U.S. Supreme Court gutted in its Shelby County v. Holder decision. The report explains how and why polling place closures have an increasingly detrimental impact on communities in states with histories of voter discrimination.
The report will be publicly available on Tuesday, September 10, at democracydiverted.org.
Please RSVP to the press call at [email protected].
WHEN: Wednesday, September 11, at 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. MT
Leigh Chapman, director of the voting rights program, The Leadership Conference Education Fund
Alex Gulotta, Arizona state director, All Voting is Local
WHAT: Civil rights experts discuss the Arizona findings of the “Democracy Diverted: Polling Place Closures and the Right to Vote” report, with emphasis on the need to pass the Voting Rights Advancement Act to restore the VRA.
Dial-in: 1 (888) 332-7137
Conf. ID: 48984193