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Advocates Call on Congress to Fund Elections Immediately

Common Dreams:

WASHINGTON - Civil rights advocates hosted a press briefing call today to outline the need for immediate election funding in the new COVID-19 relief package to protect the integrity of the general election. Speakers included Rep. Terri Sewell and Calif. Secretary of State Alex Padilla, as well as leaders from The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, NAACP, American Association of People with Disabilities, and the Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda.

In addition, to commemorate the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, the following groups are joining The Leadership Conference in engaging in a day of action tomorrow, August 6, as they continue advocating for congressional funding to ensure safe and accessible elections this year:


Action Group Network

ADL (Anti-Defamation League)

Alaskans Take A Stand

American Federation of Teachers

Americans for Democratic Action (ADA)

Andrew Goodman Foundation

Arab American Institute

Black Women Rising

Blue Future


Campus Vote Project

Center for American Progress

Center for Disability Rights

Clean Elections Texas

Climate Reality Action Fund

Color Of Change

Common Cause

Communications Workers of America

Daily Kos

Declaration for American Democracy

Demcast USA

Democracy 21

Democracy Initiative

End Citizens United / Let America Vote Action Fund

Franciscan Action Network

Generation Progress

Greenpeace USA

HAZMAT America

Impact Fund

In Our Own Voice: Black Women's Reproductive Justice Agenda


Lawyers for Good Government

Let Nevadans Vote

Little Lobbyists


Missouri Voter Protection Coalition

Movement Advancement Project

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.

National Association of Social Workers

National Council of Jewish Women

National Urban League Young Professionals

NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice

Oxfam America


Planned Parenthood Action Fund

Poligon Education Fund

Progressive Turnout Project

Public Citizen

Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

Stand Up America

Texas Progressive Action Network


Union of Concerned Scientists

United Methodist Church - General Board of Church and Society

When We All Vote


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