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Leading Voting Rights Advocates Host Virtual Town Hall to Mobilize Voters Ahead of Primaries

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CONTACT: Adam Sweat

asweat@progeorgia.org, 678-951-2172

 

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:

 

WHO: ProGeorgia

All Voting is Local

GALEO

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta

Georgia NAACP

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.

 

About ProGeorgia

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.