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 Call: Elected Leaders, Voting Rights Experts Urge Allegheny County to Develop Emergency Plan for November Election
Pittsburgh, PA--On Wednesday, September 2, at 2:30 PM EST, All Voting is Local and other community organizations including SEIU Healthcare PA, SEIU 32BJ, Pittsburgh United, Casa San Jose, Just Harvest, Circles Greater Pittsburgh, Alliance for Police Accountability, as well as national groups will host a virtual press briefing to call on Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Elections Division Manager David Voye, and the Allegheny County Board of Elections to immediately publish and implement a plan that includes satellite county offices, drop boxes, hazard pay for poll workers, and efficient levels of Election Day polling places.
ATLANTA – Aklima Khondoker, All Voting is Local Georgia state director, issued the following statement in response to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s ploy to move thousands of registered voters to inactive status less than three months before Election Day:
ATLANTA - Voting rights experts and advocates from All Voting is Local Georgia, ACLU of Georgia, Black Voters Matter, Common Cause Georgia, National Federation for the Blind-Georgia, and New Georgia Project in a telephone press briefing expressed disappointment in Secretary of State Raffensperger and Georgia officials’ performance during Tuesday’s runoff election and stressed the urgency of critical changes before Georgians vote in November.
Media Advisory: Voting Rights Leaders to Assess Georgia’s Primary Runoff and Discuss Critical Election Changes for November
On Wednesday, August 12, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. EST, voting rights experts and advocates from All Voting is Local Georgia, ACLU of Georgia, Black Voters Matter, Common Cause Georgia, National Federation for the Blind-Georgia, and New Georgia Project will host a telephone press briefing to evaluate Georgia officials’ performance during Tuesday’s runoff election and discuss critical changes to help more Georgians vote in November. Speakers will discuss how officials executed the August 11 runoff and offer recommendations for avoiding unnecessary problems in November’s general election.
ATLANTA — Aklima Khondoker, Georgia State Director of All Voting is Local, testified before the Georgia State Elections Board to insist that the board establish plans to keep polling locations open, safe, and accessible so every Georgia voter can feel confident casting their ballot.