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.
- States ask teens to staff polling places on Election Day - The Fulcrum ›
- Support credible elections by helping at polling locations - The ... ›
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- Kentucky's primary going smoothly - The Fulcrum ›
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.
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.
- Overhaul of democracy would expand House, mandate voting - The ... ›
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- More voting options ordered by California's governor - The Fulcrum ›
- California considering open primaries and mandatory voting - The ... ›
Organizer: Transformative Justice Coalition and North Carolina NAACP
The Transformative Justice Coalition, in partnership with the North Carolina NAACP, is hosting a non-partisan interactive virtual Gen Z and Millennial Votes Matter Training event. This effort will prepare 50 persons, 18-35 years old, from North Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi, to serve as Voting Rights Ambassadors to directly serve vulnerable communities and voters by enhancing their ability to participate in the 2020 Presidential Elections. This Training will use a proven and successful specially designed "Train the Trainer" Voting Rights Immersion Program which will teach fundamentals of voting rights and develop skills for conducting voter registration, voter education, voter assistance for obtaining IDs, voter mobilization, voter turnout and voter protection. This Virtual Gen Z and Millennial Votes Matter Training will enhance the leadership skills of talented students and young community leaders to work in coalition with voting rights and civic participation organizations to register thousands of voters, conduct voter education forums, teach voters to navigate barriers to voting, assist in obtaining voter IDs, help voters to the polls, and protect voters who encounter problems voting.
All participants will receive a $50 per day stipend for attending and completing the work plan. There will also be assigned homework prior to the event. You must attend all 3 days, 3 hours each day with an optional certificate ceremony on August 6, and complete all assignments.