Media / January 8, 2021

Reforms spurred by pandemic drive new battles over voting rights after elections

“Expanding voting benefits everyone, and I would say it’s best for our democracy that everyone has a voice,” said Aklima Khondoker, Georgia state director for All Voting Is Local.

“When you allow for greater access to the ballot, voters are going to show up,” Khondoker said.

Media, Press Releases / January 6, 2021

New Senate Majority Has Mandate For Sweeping Reforms

WASHINGTON – LaShawn Warren, executive vice president of government affairs at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after the results in the U.S. Senate runoff elections in Georgia were announced:

“This is a historic moment for Georgia and the nation. The election of Rev. Raphael Warnock, the first Black senator from the state, and Jon Ossoff, the youngest senator in decades, represents a critical turning point for our country. Congress now has a mandate to swiftly enact sweeping democracy reform, transform our justice system, strengthen voting rights, address economic inequality, and ensure civil and human rights are protected for everyone, especially for communities of color disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

Media / December 18, 2020

Arizona Capitol Times: Discontent with vote bringing slew of election bills

Voting rights advocates are prepared for a deluge of election-related bills, said Alex Gulotta, Arizona director of the national nonprofit organization All Voting is Local.

“I anticipate there will be a significant volume of voting-related things, some of which may be positive things that could get bipartisan support and some of which will be unfair and designed to suppress the vote,” Gulotta said. “We won’t stand for it, and neither will other people in the community.”

Media / December 11, 2020

COVID-19 exposed Ohio’s voting barriers – now the state must fix them: Kayla Griffin

CLEVELAND -- In the spring, there was every reason to believe that the November general election in Ohio would be a disaster. The way the state fumbled the handling of the delayed presidential primary didn’t give Ohioans much reason for optimism.