Media, Press Releases / June 29, 2020

Turn Up Tuesdays to Highlight Barriers the LGBTQ+ Community Experiences While Voting

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and All Voting is Local, with its joint And Still I Vote℠ campaign, will hold multiple events this week to mobilize LGBTQ+ voters and urge the Senate to pass the HEROES Act to ensure officials across the country have the vital resources for fair, safe, and accessible elections in 2020, especially for LGBTQ+ voters. These activities are part of Turn Up Tuesdays, a weekly national call to action to inform and activate people to vote in November.

Media, Press Releases, State News / June 29, 2020

Media Advisory: Rep. Tlaib, Advocates to Host Town Hall to Empower Michigan Voters to Vote by Mail Amid COVID-19

On Monday, Jun 29, 2020 at 7 p.m. EST, U.S. Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich. 13) and voting rights advocates from All Voting is Local Michigan, Detroit Action, and the League of Women Voters of Michigan will host a nonpartisan telephone town hall to answer questions from voters about voting amid COVID-19 and the particular challenges in Black and Brown communities including: polling place closures in their communities and new state processes and deadlines for voting by mail.

Media, Press Releases, State News / June 24, 2020

Georgia Officials Could Punish Voters with Senate Bill 463

ATLANTA — Aklima Khondoker, Georgia State Director of All Voting is Local, issued the following statement in response to Georgia legislators’ rush to advance SB 463, which would ban state election officials from mailing absentee ballot applications to eligible voters, threatening to silence them. The bill only aims to further restrict access to the ballot on the heels of Georgia’s catastrophic primary election on June 9 and could pass as early as tomorrow.

Media, Press Releases, State News / June 23, 2020

Wisconsin Governor Evers Must Enforce His Executive Order to Expand Access to Photo ID

MILWAUKEE-All Voting is Local Wisconsin and 28 voting rights groups called on Gov. Tony Evers to enforce his own Executive Order and compel the state’s Department of Transportation (DOT) to expand access to photo ID by increasing locations and hours where voters can obtain the identification necessary to cast a ballot. The groups noted that Wisconsin has one of the most restrictive voter ID laws in the nation which creates needless and discriminatory barriers to the ballot.

Media, Press Releases, State News / June 22, 2020

Week of Action to Urge Congress to Pass the HEROES Act

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and All Voting is Local, with its joint And Still I Vote℠ campaign, will hold multiple events this week as part of the And Still I Vote℠ Week of Action, a call to mobilize voters and urge the Senate to pass the HEROES Act to ensure officials across the country have the vital resources to ensure fair, safe, and accessible elections in 2020, especially for voters of color. These activities are part of Turn Up Tuesdays, a weekly national call to action to ensure people are informed and activated to vote in November.

Media, Press Releases, State News / June 18, 2020

Governor DeSantis Again Misses the Mark on Protecting Florida’s Election

All Voting is Local Florida state director, Brad Ashwell, issued the following statement on Governor DeSantis’ executive order on how Florida will handle the upcoming primary and general elections amid concerns of COVID-19:

“Governor DeSantis’ executive order is woefully insufficient to ensure that Florida’s elections this year are free, fair, and safe. DeSantis cannot allow our elections to repeat the debacles in Wisconsin and Georgia, where far too many Black and Brown voters had to risk their health to cast their ballots.