FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Adam Sweat
Leading Voting Rights Advocates Host Virtual Town Hall to Mobilize Voters Ahead of Primaries
Thursday, April 28, 2020 (ATLANTA, GA) – Leading voting rights organizations, convened by the ProGeorgia table, are hosting a Virtual Town Hall on May 4th. The event will encourage voter registration and participation, especially in historically marginalized and underserved communities, ahead of the primary elections on June 9, 2020. elections.
ProGeorgia’s Election Protection Coalition is proud to support Georgia voters via our national, non-partisan Election Protection Hotlines: 1-866-OUR-VOTE (687-8683) | 1-888-54GALEO (544-2536) (SPANISH/ENGLISH)| (404) 955-7322 (Asian Languages/English) | 844-YALLA-US (925-5287) (Arabic/English).
Details about the upcoming virtual town hall follow:
All Voting is Local
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Common Cause GA
League of Women Voters Georgia
Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda
Southern Poverty Law Center
WHEN: Monday, May 4, 2020, 6:30 – 8:00pm EST
WHAT: Virtual town hall
WHERE: Via Zoom
WHY: COVID-19 has necessitated multiple changes to Georgia’s voting
landscape. This virtual town hall will help voters better understand how to take part in the upcoming primary elections. Panelists will provide insight into their latest interactions with the Secretary of State’s office, as well as speak to new and online lawsuits and activities regarding election protection, highlighting perspectives relevant to members of historically underrepresented and marginalized groups, including youth, people of color, immigrants, and disabled members of Georgia’s population.
This town hall will be followed by a Spanish-language virtual town hall hosted by GALEO on May 11, 2020 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm via Facebook Live at facebook.com/GALEO.org.
ProGeorgia is a bold, trusted, and diverse collaborative that champions an equitable and inclusive democracy, for and with traditionally underrepresented communities. ProGeorgia supports and coordinates the civic engagement programs of our diverse partner organizations, and develops the infrastructure, executes the joint strategies, and employs new tools and technology to assure a government that is more responsive to the needs of our constituencies.