WHAT: On Thursday, July 2, at 7:30 p.m. EST, All Voting is Local Florida and advocates from Alianza for Progress, The League of Women Voters of Florida, New Florida Majority, and ACLU of Florida will host a nonpartisan telephone town hall to break down the myths and misconceptions about voting by mail. Although Florida does not require an excuse to request and submit a vote by mail ballot, the COVID-19 pandemic heightens the necessity for Floridians to safely and securely participate in our representative democracy.
DETROIT — On Monday night, U.S. Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich. 13) joined advocates from All Voting is Local Michigan, Detroit Action, and the League of Women Voters of Michigan for a nonpartisan telephone town hall, moderated by reporter Olivia Lewis of BridgeDetroit, to answer questions about voting amid COVID-19. The discussion emphasized challenges in Black and Brown communities including: the need for meaningful, in-person options to cast a ballot, and new state processes and deadlines for voting by mail.
MILWAUKEE – The ACLU of Wisconsin and All Voting is Local today released Ballots for All: Ensuring Eligible Wisconsin Voters in Jail Have Equal Access to the Ballot. The report revealed that eligible voters in Wisconsin jails are being disenfranchised because facilities lack policies and enforcement to ensure equal access to the ballot, violating the government’s legal responsibility to make voting accessible to all.
Our democracy works best when all eligible voters participate. The fundamental right to vote is central to the full and equal participation of people in America. Especially in the midst of a global pandemic, it is critical that all eligible voters have a say in who represents our interests. Every vote matters. Unfortunately, too many eligible voters face needless and discriminatory barriers that limit this right. This is particularly true of eligible voters in Wisconsin county jails.
MILWAUKEE -- All Voting is Local Wisconsin State Director Shauntay Nelson issued the following statement in response to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision that creates burdensome barriers to the ballot including: reduces early voting from six weeks to two, establishes a requirement that voters be Wisconsin residents for at least 28 days before an election, and prevents voters from having absentee ballots emailed or faxed to them.
PHILADELPHIA - All Voting is Local Pennsylvania State Director Scott Seeborg issued the following statement in response to a lawsuit filed yesterday by the Trump campaign and others, which seeks to curtail Pennsylvanians’ ability to vote by mail in the November election: