VOTING RIGHTS: Protect Our Vote NC Virtual Day of Action Today – May 27 from 2:00 – 6:00pm

by May 27, 2020

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve seen far too many voters forced to choose between participating in our democracy and protecting their health.

Please join us for the #ProtectOurVoteNC Virtual Day of Action this afternoon.

Today, as the N.C. General Assembly meets, we’ll unite behind the cause of protecting voters and demand lawmakers pass comprehensive legislation that supports fair and safe elections in 2020.

Experts say record numbers of North Carolina voters will try to take advantage of mail-in voting this year. Still more North Carolinians will use in-person voting and need sanitary, safe voting options that allow for social distancing. Financial assistance and changes to current rules are needed for state and local election officials to begin the hard work of planning for both.

But to get these reforms implemented in time for the upcoming election, our lawmakers must immediately pass legislation that provides for safe in-person voting, expands access to voting-by-mail, and provides a financial match to release critical, federal election funds to our counties.

Register for Day of Action events and join concerned North Carolinians throughout the state to urge the legislature to take urgent action and pass the reforms we need right now.

Hope to “see” you this afternoon!


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS WED., MAY 27, 2020 

Join dozens of participating organizations for this “Day of Action” from 2:00 PM-6:00 PM. (NOTE: Each Zoom event has its own custom Zoom link — please register for each event separately.)

2:00 TO 3:00 PM |

#PROTECTOURVOTENC WELCOMING SESSION

LOCATION: ZOOM WEBINAR— REGISTER HERE

Join a panel of Day of Action co-sponsors who’ll share the purpose of the day, the stakes of this fight for safe and fair elections, and how you can make a difference.

3:00 TO 4:00 PM |

#PROTECTOURVOTENC ADVOCACY TEACH-IN

LOCATION: ZOOM WEBINAR — REGISTER HERE

Experts from NC Black Alliance and voting rights advocates share the best ways to connect with lawmakers and demand immediate action to protect our votes this fall — all while sheltering at home.  Participants will get the basics of how to participate in coalition phone banking and online legislative advocacy.

*Concurrent Session* | #ProtectOurVoteNC Day of Action Digital Storytelling on Instagram 
Use Instagram? You can also join on Democracy NC’s Instagram Live from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM as advocates from their digital team collect stores from NC voters who would be assisted by expansions in legislative elections funding and protections.

4:00 TO 5:00 PM | #PROTECTOURVOTENC VIRTUAL RALLY |

LOCATION: ZOOM WEBINAR — REGISTER HERE

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II leads other national figures to rally Day of Action attendees around our shared vision and commitment to fight to protect our vote in North Carolina.

5:00 TO 6:00 PM |

PROTECTING NC ELECTIONS AMID COVID-19

LOCATION: ZOOM WEBINAR — REGISTER HERE

(Sponsored by Common Cause NC)

Round out the Day of Action in this live webinar on the latest updates on how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting elections in North Carolina and nationally – and what we can do to ensure voting is safe, secure and accessible for all.

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