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Teleconference: State of Emergency on Voting Rights (TODAY @ 2 pm EST)

Posted: Sep 19, 2012

NAM Media Advisory

NAM Media advisory


Contact: Pamela Springs — National Urban League (202) 629-5757/pruckersprings@nul.org
Rich Robinson — Advancement Project (202) 728-9557/rrobinson@advancementproject.org


Broad Coalition of Civil Rights, Ethnic, Faith Organizations Declares
“State of Emergency” on Voting Rights

Washington, DC – The voting booth is the one place where we all are presumed equal, yet the reality this year is that the playing field is far from level. This core American value is threatened this year by some politicians who have manipulated laws for their own gain by passing restrictions that could make it harder for millions of Americans to vote. Numerous independent, non-partisan studies indicate that those most affected by the new rules are minorities, young people, seniors and low-income people.

As National Voter Registration Day approaches on September 25, a broad coalition of civil rights, faith-based and social justice organizations, and groups representing communities of color will host a press conference call to discuss the “state of emergency” in voting, the particular challenges facing their communities, and the steps and resources all can use to ensure that they are able to exercise their right and civic duty to vote.

When: Wednesday, September 19, 2012
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET

Who: Leaders from the following organizations will participate:

Advancement Project
Applied Research Center
Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum
Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
National Congress of American Indians
National Council of Asian Pacific Americans
National Council of La Raza
National Urban League
PICO Network

Where: Dial-in: 1-800-259-2693
Conference code: 9352144

Please RSVP to Rich Robinson at rrobinson@advancementproject.org if you plan to cover this call.


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