Press Releases, State News / January 21, 2021

Community Organizations Condemn Extreme Voter Suppression Bills Under Consideration by the Arizona State Legislature

At 2 pm today, the Senate Government Committee will hold a hearing on SB1069, a bill introduced by State Senator Michelle Ugenti-Rita that would purge hundreds of thousands of people from the permanent vote by mail list. The bill is one of a series of voter suppression bills currently under consideration by the Arizona state legislature. In response to the proposed bills, a coalition of Arizona community organizations and voting rights groups issued the following statement:

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.

Press Releases, State News / December 8, 2020

Advocates Urge Georgia Secretary of State to Remove Barriers to the Ballot Ahead of January Senate Runoff

ATLANTA - All Voting is Local Georgia and leading voting rights advocates today once again urged Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to immediately direct counties to restore and expand their early voting locations and hours, resolve technology problems, publish updated ballot status information, and add more ballot drop boxes ahead of the January 5 runoff elections.

Press Releases, State News / December 3, 2020

Cobb County Officials Must Add – Not Reduce – Early Voting Sites

ATLANTA - All Voting is Local Georgia state director Aklima Khondoker issued the following statement today in response to Cobb County’s proposed plan to reduce early voting sites from 11 to five due to a lack of poll workers ahead of the January 5 Senate runoff elections:

Press Releases, State News / December 3, 2020

Advisory: Advocates Implore Georgia Secretary of State to Remove Barriers to the Ballot Ahead of January Senate Runof

ATLANTA - All Voting is Local Georgia and leading voting rights advocates will host a telephone press briefing on Tuesday, December 8, at 10 a.m. ET to urge Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to immediately direct counties to expand early voting sites and hours, resolve voting technology problems, publish updated ballot status information, and add more ballot drop boxes ahead of the January 5 runoff elections.