Media Advisory: Voting Rights Leaders, Advocates to Assess Michigan’s Handling of August 4 Primary



Gabrielle Abbott, All Voting is Local,, 773-369-5358

Elizabeth Battiste, Voters Not Politicians,, 248-404-7846

Nick Dodge, Michigan League of Conservation Voters,, 616-796-4912

Ann Mullen, ACLU of Michigan,, 313-400-8562

Kenneth Williams, Detroit Action,, 313-525-6783


WHAT: On Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. EST, Michigan voters, voting rights experts, and advocates from All Voting is Local Michigan, Voters Not Politicians, Michigan League of Conservation Voters, American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, and Detroit Action will host a telephone press briefing to provide an assessment of the August 4 primary and share voters’ experiences. Speakers will also offer policy recommendations for avoiding critical problems and voting safely amid a pandemic, in the general election

The Michigan Secretary of State mailed absentee ballot applications to all registered Michigan voters for this primary election, and the application was made available on the secretary of state’s website. More than 1.9 million voters requested an absentee ballot for this election, and elections earlier in the year show widespread desire to use the expanded voting rights secured through Proposal 2018-3, which allowed no-excuse absentee voting in the state. 


Gabriela Alcazar, Detroit voter

Clare Allenson, civic engagement director, Michigan League of Conservation Voters

Lucas Carroll, New Buffalo voter

Sharon Dolente, voting rights strategist, ACLU of Michigan

Aghogho Edevbie, Michigan state director, All Voting is Local

Branden Snyder, executive director, Detroit Action

Nancy Wang, executive director, Voters Not Politicians 


WHEN: Wednesday, August 5, 2020 | 10:30 a.m. EST

WHERE: Telephone call. Dial-in info: 1 (877) 615-4337, Passcode: 9164 788#