Press Releases, State News / September 23, 2020

Philadelphia General Election Vote By Mail Requests Show Stark Disparities By Race

PHILADELPHIA — All Voting is Local Pennsylvania today released two tools to track absentee ballot requests for the 2020 general election across the Commonwealth and in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia tool includes a new analysis that reveals stark disparities in vote by mail requests in predominantly Black and Brown precincts. Although the gap is statewide, it is most stark in Philadelphia. Using Census data we found that in predominantly white precincts, 31% of voters have requested their vote by mail ballots compared to 22% of voters in predominantly Black precincts and 17% in predominantly Latino precincts.

Press Releases, State News / September 16, 2020

Pennsylvania Civil Rights, Immigrant Rights Organizations Showcase Voter Guides in More Than 10 Languages

PHILADELPHIA — All Voting Is Local, in collaboration with Citizens for Language Access, a group of voting and immigrant rights organizations representing over 15 language minority communities in Philadelphia, will showcase non-partisan user-friendly voter guides available in more than 10 languages on Thursday, September 17th from 10:30 a.m. — 12 p.m. ET via Facebook Live and Zoom. The resources were designed by the City of Philadelphia after months of collaboration between the city’s Office of Immigrant Affairs and Citizens for Language Access partner organizations.

Media / September 8, 2020

Philly Magazine: Four Ways Election Day in Philly Could Go Terribly Wrong

Scott Seeborg, Pennsylvania state director of All Voting Is Local, stressed in a recent statement the importance of drop boxes as a “vital lifeline for voters to be heard” during the COVID-19 pandemic and offered a rebuke of the Trump campaign’s lawsuit.

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.

Media / September 2, 2020

Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Activists, W.Pa. lawmakers call on Allegheny Co. officials to increase access to the ballot box

“It is the responsibility of our election officials to ensure fair access to the ballot,” said Aerion Abney, Pennsylvania director of special projects at the voting rights organization All Voting is Local, and a failed challenger to state Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, in the June primary.

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