Media, Press Releases, State News / September 24, 2020

Voting Rights Advocates Call on Georgia Counties to Prioritize COVID-19 and Emergency Preparedness Plans

ATLANTA — All Voting is Local Georgia, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., and Fair Fight Action, urged all county commissioners in Georgia to work with county elections officials to draft and publicly release COVID-19 preparedness plans. 

Media, Press Releases, State News / September 17, 2020

Advocates Implore Florida Gov. DeSantis to Expand Voter Registration Outreach, Voting Options

TALLAHASSEE - All Voting is Local Florida and leading voting rights advocates from League of Women Voters of Florida, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and Common Cause Florida in a telephone press briefing once again urged Gov. Ron DeSantis to issue an executive order to increase the use of ballot drop boxes, allow more time for mail-in ballots to be counted, and to expand early voting. Advocates also pressed Gov. DeSantis to expand voter registration outreach efforts, which is especially critical during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Media, Press Releases, State News / September 15, 2020

Advisory: Advocates Implore Florida Gov. DeSantis to Expand Voter Registration Outreach, Voting Options

TALLAHASSEE - All Voting is Local Florida and leading voting rights advocates will host a telephone press briefing on Thursday, September 17, at 10 am ET and urge Gov. Ron DeSantis to issue an executive order to increase the use of ballot drop boxes, allow more time for mail-in ballots to be counted, and to expand early voting. Advocates will also press Gov. DeSantis to expand voter registration outreach efforts, which is especially critical during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Press Releases, State News / September 2, 2020

Pennsylvania Elected Leaders, Advocates Urge Allegheny County Officials to Expand Voting Access for General Election

Pittsburgh, PA-- This afternoon, All Voting is Local, SEIU Healthcare PA, SEIU 32BJ, Pittsburgh United, Casa San Jose, Just Harvest, and Circles Greater Pittsburgh held a virtual press briefing to call on Allegheny County officials to adopt satellite county election offices, ballot drop boxes, hazard pay for poll workers, and enough polling places for voters on Election Day.

A recording of today’s press briefing can be found here.

Press Releases, State News / July 22, 2020

Commonwealth Must Provide Resources for Philadelphia to Protect the Sanctity of Its General Election 

PHILADELPHIA - All Voting is Local Pennsylvania State Director Scott Seeborg issued the following statement in response to Philadelphia City Commissioners’ call for $6 million in additional state funding and legislation to help the city manage the November election amid COVID-19: 

Press Releases, State News / July 15, 2020

ACLU of Georgia and All Voting Is Local Georgia Urge Sec of State, State Election Board to Adopt a Commonsense Drop Box Strategy for August and November Elections

ATLANTA – Today, the ACLU of Georgia, All Voting Is Local Georgia, and 23 community organizations sent a letter to the Secretary of State and State Election Board urging them to mandate and fund a four-pronged commonsense strategy for placing drop boxes in all 159 counties. The emergence of COVID-19 added to the decline in in-person voting sites since 2013 make drop boxes vital to ensure that all Georgia citizens can be safe as they exercise their sacred right to vote. 

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