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Media Advisory August 5, 2021

Coalition of Civil Rights, Labor and Social Justice Organizations Launch Multicultural Voting Rights Campaign

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Coalition to Target Multiple States with Efforts of Increasing Voter Mobilization and Combating Voter Suppression 

Contact:

Marc Banks, NAACP, dbanks@naacpnet.org 

 

WASHINGTON, DC - On Tuesday, August 10, at 11:00 am ET, a coalition of civil rights, labor, and social justice organizations including, NAACP, ACLU, AFSCME, AFL-CIO, AFT, and NEA will launch a multicultural, year-long voting rights campaign to mobilize millions around access to the ballot and the freedom to vote. Collectively, the coalition represents over 10 million concerned citizens who understand that voting rights must be protected and any obstruction to the ballot is an attack on their constitutional rights. 

Leaders from each organization will provide an in-depth analysis of the campaign and why it is a critical time for Congress to act and ensure voting rights is a mainstay for the whole of the nation. 



WHO: 

  • Derrick Johnson, President & CEO, NAACP
  • Bishop Leah D. Daughtry, Principal, On These Things, LLC
  • Randi Weingarten, President, AFT
  • Ronnie Newman, National Political Director, ACLU
  • Lee Saunders, AFSCME, President 

*Others to be confirmed

WHAT:

Virtual press call to discuss voter mobilization campaign, share key updates on the status and of the coalition's efforts to mobilize, engage, drive voters to the poll, and combat voter suppression in 2022

WHEN:

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 11:00 AM ET

WHERE:

Zoom meeting - details to be provided to confirmed RSVPs

RSVP here

*The session will be recorded to share with the press who are unable to join.

 

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