Civil Rights Groups Announces “Turn Up Tuesdays” to Mobilize Communities to Fight for The Right to Vote
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and All Voting is Local, with its joint campaign And Still I Vote, launched Turn Up Tuesdays, a weekly, national call to action to mobilize voters and urge officials to ensure fair and safe elections in 2020. Kicking off in Ohio on Tuesday, April 14th, Turn Up Tuesday is dedicated to ensuring that the election process in upcoming primaries does not encounter the disarray that voters experienced in Wisconsin’s election on April 7th. Ohio’s primary election is currently scheduled for April 28, after a postponement in response to COVID-19 concerns.
All Voting is Local Wisconsin State Director Shauntay Nelson issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s order, which reversed a lower court’s ruling that extended the deadline for voters to submit absentee ballots in Wisconsin’s April 7 election and presidential preference primary:
Aklima Khondoker, Georgia State Director of All Voting is Local, issued the following statement in response to Georgia House Speaker David Ralston’s statements regarding Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s proposal to mail absentee ballot request forms to all voters in the state.
All Voting is Local and nine statewide voting rights organizations called on Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, legislative leaders and election officials to immediately send absentee ballots to all registered voters statewide in advance of the April 7 primary to protect public safety and democracy.
PHOENIX – All Voting is Local - Arizona and Arizona Advocacy Network released the following joint statement in response to Arizona SB1077—a bill that would move the state to all mail voting. The groups urged state lawmakers to consult Native American leaders before approving such a significant change to how Arizonans cast their ballots.