Turn Up Tuesdays Arrives in Pennsylvania to Confront Disruptions to June 2 Primary

PHILADELPHIA – All Voting is Local and The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, in conjunction with its joint And Still I Vote℠ campaign, will host events this week to urge Pennsylvania officials to ensure a free, fair and safe primary on June 2. Pennsylvania voters will face a series of barriers to the ballot due to last-minute changes amid COVID-19 and protests across the country, including sudden polling place changes, reduced public transportation accessibility, heavy National Guard presence, and confusing rules about voting by mail.

These conversations are a part of Turn Up Tuesdays, a weekly national call to action to ensure people are informed and activated to vote in November. Turn Up Tuesdays is dedicated to ensuring that upcoming elections do not encounter the disarray that voters experienced in Wisconsin’s primary on April 7. The activities will also draw support for expanded and safe in-person early voting and absentee voting.

Wednesday, June 3
5:30 – 6 p.m. ET

Turn Up Tuesday Facebook Live Event – All Voting is Local and The Leadership Conference will speak with community leaders about how last-minute changes to voting and increased military presence and curfews will create barriers to the ballot for Pennsylvanians. They will also share voters’ experiences from Election Day.

Host: Vanessa Gonzalez, executive vice president of field and member services, The Leadership Conference

Participants:

  • Bishop Dwayne Royster, executive director, Power Interfaith
  • Brittany Smalls, Pennsylvania State coordinator, Black Voters Matter Pennsylvania
  • Scott Seeborg, Pennsylvania state director, All Voting is Local
  • Anton Moore, executive director, Unity in the Community

Thursday, June 4
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. ET
Press Call
The Leadership Conference and All Voting is Local will host a press call to assess Pennsylvania’s handling of the June 2 primary.

Participants:

  • Erin Kramer, executive director, One Pennsylvania
  • Suzanne Almeida, interim director, Common Cause Pennsylvania
  • Sara Mullen, advocacy and policy director, ACLU of Pennsylvania
  • Imani Barbarin, director of communications and outreach, Disability Rights PA
  • Scott Seeborg, Pennsylvania state director, All Voting is Local
  • Ivan Garcia, civic engagement director, Make the Road Pennsylvania

RSVP to ayele@allvotingislocal.org to receive details about participation.