Faith Leaders to Join Turn Up Tuesdays to Commemorate the Voting Rights Act and Call for Safer Elections

WASHINGTON –  The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and All Voting is Local, with its joint And Still I Vote℠ campaign, will hold a series of events with faith leaders to mobilize voters across the country and urge officials to safeguard voting by mail and protect in-person voting options. This is a part of Turn Up Tuesdays, a weekly, national call to action to ensure people are informed and activated to vote in the general election.

Turn Up Tuesdays is dedicated to ensuring that upcoming elections do not encounter the disarray that voters experienced in states like Wisconsin and Georgia. Faith leaders will urge election officials to guarantee voters have access to safe and fair voting options for the 2020 elections. They will also discuss the importance of the Voting Rights Act.

Tuesday, Aug. 4
4 p.m. ET

Activating Your Faith: Ensuring Fair Access to the Ballot in Ohio Facebook Live – An interactive conversation between the 2020 Nonpartisan Ohio Voter Outreach Committee (NOVOC) faith leaders and All Voting Is Local about voting in Ohio. The conversation will cover the importance of participating in the election process and provide resources for faith leaders to engage their congregants.

Speakers
Kayla Griffin, Ohio state director, All Voting is Local – moderator
Rev. Joan Van Becelaere, team chair, NOVOC Registration
Rev. Dr. Suzanne Smith, minority outreach chair, NOVOC Committee

5:30 p.m. ET

Turn Up Tuesday Facebook Live Event – The Leadership Conference will speak with faith leaders about their efforts that elections are safe, secure, and accessible.

Speakers
Moderated by Leigh Chapman, director of voting rights, The Leadership Conference
Faith Williams, associate director of government relations and advocacy, National Council of Jewish Women
Shavonne Williams, Georgia organizer, Faith in Public Life
Sr. Quincy Howard, government relations specialist, NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice
Rev. Terrance M. McKinley, director of campaigns and mobilizing, Sojourners

Wednesday, Aug. 5
5 p.m. ET

Activating Your Faith: Protecting Voting Rights in Pennsylvania Facebook Live – An interactive conversation between a faith leader from Jewish Federation of Harrisburg and All Voting is Local about voting in Pennsylvania. The conversation will cover the importance of participating in the election process, explore all voting options including vote by mail, and provide resources for voters about  how to register, track their ballots if voting by mail, and find their polling places or drop boxes.

Speakers
Jenn Ross, president and CEO, Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg
Aerion Abney, Pennsylvania director of special projects, All Voting is Local

6 p.m. ET

Activating Your Faith: Protecting Voting Rights in Pennsylvania Facebook Live – An interactive conversation between faith leaders from Emgage and All Voting is Local about voting in Pennsylvania. The conversation will cover the importance of participating in the election, explore all voting options including vote by mail, and provide resources for voters about how to register, track their ballots if voting by mail and find their polling place.

Speakers
Al-Sharif Nassef, Pennsylvania campaign manager, All Voting is Local
Obadah Alfaham, Western Pennsylvania community organizer, Emgage

Thursday, Aug. 6
5 p.m. ET

Activating Your Faith: Protecting Voting Rights in Pennsylvania Facebook Live –  An interactive conversation between faith leaders and All Voting is Local about voting in Pennsylvania. All Voting is Local and the Philadelphia City Commissioner will be joined by faith leaders from Council on American-Islamic Relations Philadelphia (CAIR) and The Philadelphia Madjid to discuss the importance of participating in the election process, explore all voting options including vote by mail, and provide resources for voters about  how to register, track their ballots if voting by mail and find their polling places or drop boxes.

Speakers
Omar Sabir, Philadelphia city commissioner
Ahmet Tekelioglu, outreach and education director, CAIR-Philadelphia
Al-Sharif Nassef, Pennsylvania campaign manager, All Voting is Local
Kenneth Nuriddin, Imam, The Philadelphia Masjid

6:30 p.m. ET

Michigan’s Faith Community + Voting Rights Facebook Live – On the anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, The Leadership Conference and All Voting is Local, along with faith leaders in Michigan, will reflect on the faith community’s crucial role in the passage of the Voting Rights Act, discuss the current state of voting rights, and call for reforms to protect the vote.

Speakers:
Steve Mustapha Elturk, Imam, Islamic Organization of North America in Warren, MI
Rev. Kenneth Pierce, senior pastor, Hopewell Baptist Church in Detroit, MI
Jennifer Kaluzny, Rabbi, Temple Israel in West Bloomfield, Michigan
Norma Bailey, chair, Michigan Unitarian Universalists Social Justice Network
Aghogho Edevbie, Michigan state director, All Voting is Local