MEDIA ADVISORY-Leading Voting Rights Advocates Host Virtual Town Hall to Mobilize Voters Ahead of Primaries

ATLANTA – Leading voting rights organizations, convened by the ProGeorgia table, are hosting a Virtual Town Hall on May 4th. The event will encourage voter registration and participation, especially in historically marginalized and underserved communities, ahead of the primary elections on June 9, 2020. 

ProGeorgia’s coalition is a part of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law’s National Election Protection Program, a non-partisan coalition to protect the right to vote.  It provides election protection assistance for Georgia voters using the following national, non-partisan hotlines: 1-866-OUR-VOTE (687-8683) | 1-888-54GALEO (544-2536) (SPANISH/ENGLISH)| (404) 955-7322 (Asian Languages/English) | 844-YALLA-US (925-5287) (Arabic/English).

Details about the upcoming virtual town hall follow:

 

WHO:  

ProGeorgia

All Voting is Local

GALEO

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta

Georgia NAACP

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Common Cause GA

League of Women Voters Georgia

Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda

Southern Poverty Law Center

New Georgia Project

Georgia Stand-Up

 

WHEN: Monday, May 4, 2020, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. EST

 

WHAT: Virtual town hall

 

WHERE: Via Zoom

 

WHY: COVID-19 has necessitated multiple changes to Georgia’s voting landscape. This virtual town hall will help voters better understand how to take part in the upcoming primary elections. Panelists will provide insight into their latest interactions with the Secretary of State’s office, as well as speak to new and online activities, with an emphasis on the absentee ballot process,  and highlight issues relevant to members of historically underrepresented and marginalized groups, especially youth, people of color, immigrants, and disabled members of Georgia’s population.

This town hall will be followed by a Spanish-language virtual town hall hosted by GALEO on May 11, 2020 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm via Facebook Live at facebook.com/GALEO.org.

CONTACT:

Adam Sweat, asweat@progeorgia.org, 678-951-2172

Gabby Abbott, gabrielle@allvotingislocal.org, 773-369-5358