Press Releases / February 26, 2019

Poll workers are the backbone of our democracy: Letter to the Editor

Sandusky’s decision to make Election Day a paid holiday for city workers is a smart way to expand access to the ballot. Cincinnati announced a similar proposal. Cleveland should follow suit and go further: offer incentives to city employees to serve as poll workers, filling a critical shortage plaguing our election system.

Media / February 6, 2019

Mitch McConnell Attacks the Volunteer Backbone of Elections

The country is in desperate need of more volunteer poll workers, who spend 14- to 15-hour days making sure people can exercise their right to vote. But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is claiming Democrats’ effort to get more federal workers to help is actually a corrupt scheme to steal elections.

Media / January 28, 2019

Opinion: How to prevent voters from unfair purging

In a final affront to voters, outgoing Secretary of State Jon Husted announced Ohio would immediately resume purging infrequent voters from the state rolls, an unfair policy which could eliminate an estimated 2 million Ohioans from the rolls. Earlier this month, the process got underway as officials mailed notices to voters at risk of being tossed from the rolls.

Press Releases / November 2, 2018

Voting Rights Advocates Urge Cuyahoga County Residents to Check Their Polling Locations

CLEVELAND--With significant changes to polling places in historically disenfranchised communities since the 2016 election, All Voting is Local and the Cleveland Branch NAACP are urging Cuyahoga County voters to verify their polling locations before they prepare to cast ballots on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Press Releases / October 31, 2018

Organization Spreads Voting Rights Information to People with Disabilities

The majority of people with disabilities over the age of 18 have the right to vote. That's a fact that many in the community--including their guardians--are unaware of. Even if a person can’t read or write, he or she is still allowed to vote, unless a probate judge suspends that right, but it's rare.

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