ACLU’s Let People Vote Event

From the ACLU’s website:

LAWRENCE, Kan. – At a launch event livestreamed from the University of Kansas, staff and volunteers with The American Civil Liberties Union launched a new grassroots campaign in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to restore and expand Americans’ voting rights. Driven by the organization’s People Power organizing platform, the new campaign will connect thousands of volunteers across the country with localized opportunities to advocate for state and local policies that make it easier for people to vote. The live-streamed event was broadcast in front of a live audience of 800 to more than 500 viewing parties in every state, for a total of 100,000 viewers across the nation.

The campaign will involve initiatives individually tailored to each state and taken up by grassroots activists, working in concert with ACLU state affiliate offices. Highlights of the campaign include:

  • Supporting a ballot initiative to restore coring rights to 1.6 million Floridians who have been convicted of crimes and have served their time;
  • Working with allies in Georgia to push for an independent redistricting commission;
  • Pushing back against attempts in West Virginia to narrow the types of identification voters can use at polling locations; and
  • Working with Kansans to fight for Election Day voter registration.

Read more on the ACLU website.