ADVISORY–Students and Voting Rights Organizations to Announce Voter Empowerment Campaign to Tackle Voting Problems at Ohio HBCUs

FOR PLANNING PURPOSES

September 18, 2019

WILBERFORCE, OHIO–On Tuesday, September 24, National Voter Registration Day, voting rights organizations All Voting is Local and Campus Vote Project will join students at Central State University for a press event to announce a campaign to empower voters and remove obstacles to the ballot for students at Ohio’s two HBCUs, Central State and Wilberforce Universities. 

The new campaign, CSWU Votes, will aim to tackle findings revealed in the report, Needs Improvement: Barriers to the Ballot at Ohio’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities,  which examined 2018 election data from precincts that serve the two campuses and accounts from students to determine the scope of the problems. It includes recommendations for the universities and county election officials to tackle the problems.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 24 at 11 a.m. EST

WHERE: Central State University Student Center, 1400 Brush Row Rd, Wilberforce, OH

**The event will also be livestreamed at http://twitter.com/votingislocal**

WHO: Chynna Baldwin, Ohio Advocacy Manager, All Voting is Local 

Dylan Sellers, Campus Vote Project

Ebenie Ford, Central State University Student

Students from Central State University and Wilberforce University

 

Press interested in attending the event should RSVP to kelly@allvotingislocal.org

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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.