ADVISORY — Ohio Voting Rights Advocates Urge Secretary of State to Stop Voter Purge

FOR PLANNING PURPOSES
August 14, 2019

COLUMBUS–On Thursday, August 15 at 10 a.m, Ohio voting rights organizations will hold a press conference urging Secretary of State Frank LaRose to halt the state’s planned September 6 voter purge. LaRose announced recently that nearly 1,300 voters were wrongly added to the voter purge list, with errors found in four of Ohio’s 88 counties so far. Ohio plans to remove 235,000 voters from the rolls in September, many of whom are from historically marginalized communities or otherwise eligible Ohioans. 

WHEN: Thursday, August 15 at 10 a.m. EST

WHERE: Chase Tower, 100 E. Broad Street, 6th Floor Columbus, OH 43215

WHO: Mike Brickner, Ohio State Director, All Voting is Local
Jennifer Miller, Executive Director, League of Women Voters Ohio
Tom Roberts, President, NAACP Ohio State Conference
Dylan Sellers, Ohio State Coordinator, Campus Vote Project

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All Voting is Local fights to eliminate needless and discriminatory barriers to voting before they happen, to build a democracy that works for us all. It is a collaborative campaign housed at The Leadership Conference Education Fund, in conjunction with the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation; the American Constitution Society; the Campaign Legal Center; and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. For more information about All Voting is Local, visit https://allvotingislocal.org and follow us on Twitter @votingislocal.

 

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