WASHINGTON— Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement on President Biden signing the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law, ahead of the 156th anniversary of Juneteenth:
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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.
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.
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.
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.
The House-passed COVID-19 relief package answers the call of civil rights groups to lift and protect the hardest hit communities and our democratic institutions as this pandemic continues to wreak havoc on economic security, health, families, and lives. It is now up to the Senate to act.
‘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.