Press Advisory: ACLU Launches 50-State People Power “Let People Vote” Campaign
ATLANTA – The American Civil Liberties Union is launching a 50-state campaign to restore Americans’ voting rights through its People Power grassroots platform. The campaign will be launched at an in-person event on October 1 in Lawrence, Kansas and live streamed to hundreds of house parties in all fifty states, including in Georgia.
The campaign will involve initiatives individually-tailored to each state and taken up by grassroots activists, working in concert with ACLU state affiliate offices.
The focus of the ACLU of Georgia campaign will be to end partisan gerrymandering which allows elected officials to manipulate district lines to impact the outcome of elections, combat illegal voter purges, and expand voting rights with same-day voter registration.
Launch of ACLU “Let People Vote” campaign: livestreaming the voting rights issue briefing and advocacy training
ACLU experts via livestream
Sunday, October 1. Livestream starts at 7:00 p.m. ET
www.PeoplePower.org and events around the state
“Here in Georgia, the sacred, fundamental right to vote is under attack from state election officials here at home as well as from out-of-state organizations,” said Andrea Young, ACLU of Georgia Executive Director. “We are launching the Let People Vote campaign to mobilize Georgians in their own communities to protect and expand voting rights and to defeat all attempts to deprive U.S. citizens of their cherished constitutional right to vote.”
Protecting the fundamental right to vote has been a central priority for the ACLU of Georgia. The organization has scored numerous victories in the courts and in the capitol. The ACLU of Georgia has successfully:
blocked discriminatory polling place closures in communities of color,
forced the Georgia Secretary of State restore to the active voter rolls nearly 160,ooo Georgia voters who moved within their counties, and
defeated a last-minute attempt by legislators to manipulate district lines.