Media Advisory: Voting Rights Leaders to Assess Georgia’s Primary Runoff and Discuss Critical Election Changes for November

WHAT:
On Wednesday, August 12, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. EST, voting rights experts and advocates from All Voting is Local Georgia, ACLU of Georgia, Black Voters Matter, Common Cause Georgia, National Federation for the Blind-Georgia, and New Georgia Project will host a telephone press briefing to evaluate Georgia officials’ performance during Tuesday’s runoff election and discuss critical changes to help more Georgians vote in November. Speakers will discuss how officials executed the August 11 runoff and offer recommendations for avoiding unnecessary problems in November’s general election.

Georgia’s June primary election made national headlines, with images of hours-long lines, machine breakdowns, and other preventable problems that made voting a harrowing experience for many Georgians. As we prepare for November, voting rights experts and advocates recommend common sense reforms that will ensure that more voters, particularly voters of color and people with disabilities, can successfully vote in the general election.

Since the June 9 primary, advocates have called on Secretary of State Raffensperger to improve November’s elections by mandating dropboxes in all counties for voters’ safety and convenience and enact critical reforms to ensure that all Georgians can successfully vote.

WHO:
Aklima Khondoker, Georgia state director, All Voting is Local

Andrea Young, executive director, ACLU of Georgia

Wanda Mosely, senior state coordinator, Black Voters Matter

Aunna Dennis, executive director, Common Cause Georgia

Gaylon Tootle, chapter president, National Federation for the Blind, Central Savannah River

Nsé Ufot, executive director, New Georgia Project


WHEN:
Wednesday, August 12, 2020, | 10 a.m. EST

WHERE: Telephone call. Dial-in info: 1 (877) 615-4339; Passcode: 7982 279#

MEDIA CONTACT: Travis@AllVotingisLocal.org