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Long lines, like those experienced by Atlanta primary voters on June 9, can be prevented by keeping more polling locations open and expanding early voting.

Protecting voters in November means keeping polling places open

Benson is Michigan's secretary of state and Underwood, a fellow Democrat, is a member of the House of Representatives from Illinois. Firestone and Palfrey are attorneys with the Voter Protection Corps.

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Black Voters Matter Co-founder Cliff Albright on Amplifying the Black Vote

Organizer: Leadership Now Project

Join us for a briefing with Cliff Albright, Co-Founder and Executive Director at Black Voters Matter Fund, one of our 2020-II Portfolio organizations. BVM received national attention in 2017 when they helped mobilize Black voters during the U.S. Senate race between Doug Jones and Roy Moore. In 2018, Albright and the BVM team travelled throughout seven southern states in "The Blackest Bus in America" energizing voters and exposing voter suppression. We will discuss their voter registration effort March on Ballot Boxes (M.O.B.B), the power of relational organizing, and ways to fight back against the voter suppression they have seen already in primary elections across the U.S.

Location: Webinar

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Voting should be a mandate, not just a right, think tanks say

Americans shouldn't just have the right to vote, they should be required to, a group of prominent policy thinkers proposed Monday.

To be precise, the report calls for a mandate on participation in elections — because citizens would be allowed to leave their ballot blank or vote for none of the above.

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