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When We All Vote

When We All Vote is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization that is on a mission to increase participation in every election and close the race and age voting gap by changing the culture around voting, harnessing grassroots energy, and through strategic partnerships to reach every American. Launched in 2018 by co-chairs Michelle Obama, Tom Hanks, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Janelle Monae, Chris Paul, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, When We All Vote is changing the culture around voting using a data-driven and multifaceted approach to increase participation in elections. In the months directly before the 2018 midterm elections, When We All Vote organized 2,500 local voter registration events across the country, engaged 200 million Americans online about the significance of voting, and texted nearly four million voters the resources to register and get out to vote. And we're just getting started. We're helping bring even more people into the voting process because when we all vote, we all do better.
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Just One Step for Democracy Launch

Organizer: Just One Step for Democracy

Just One Step for Democracy, a national coalition of performing artists and activists, announce the launch of their new initiative to raise awareness around the importance of voting on Election Day. The campaign will include exclusive online premieres of original content created by Broadway and Hollywood performing artists who seek to affect a more just society, empower citizens, and encourage Americans to #VoteBlue.

Just One Step for Democracy, founded and led by Arnetia Walker (Broadway: "Dreamgirls"; Film/TV: "Nurses," Dynasty") with director Stephen Nachamie (Broadway: "She Loves Me"), will release new content through the Nov. 3 election with the goal of educating American voters around urgent issues affecting their communities and voter rights. The multimedia content will include original performances of music, theatre, dance, spoken word and more.

Location: Virtual

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Voters in Louisville last November -- not at the convention center that, for now, is the only place in the city to have in-person primary voting June 23.

Big cities in Kentucky must have more than one polling place, lawsuit argues

Opening just one polling site in several of Kentucky's most densely populated counties would create "significant voter suppression," a new lawsuit maintains in asking a federal judge to order more in-person voting options for the primaries in two weeks.

The suit was filed Monday in federal court by Republican state Rep. Jason Nemes and voters from five counties in the Louisville, Lexington and Covington metro areas.

All of them are planning to have just one place to vote in-person June 23 in an effort to minimize the risk of coronavirus exposure at the polls, but the lawsuit says those plans will pose more health risks than they eliminate and effectively disenfranchise thousands. .

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Time to Vote: New Hampshire & Vermont Businesses Boost Voter Participation

Organizer: Business for America

Voting is an essential right of all Americans and critical to the well-functioning of our democracy. However, many employees find themselves having to choose between voting and earning a paycheck. The Time to Vote project is mobilizing businesses to help more Americans to vote in November 2020, while also contributing to a national culture shift needed to increase civic health. As a business leader, you can help!

Location: Webinar

Civic Ed
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Pandemic or not, young people remain key to elections — and democracy

Kiesa is director of impact for CIRCLE, which conducts research on the civic engagement of young voters at Tufts University.
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