The African American Women and the Law Conference Presents:
 
The 2nd Annual Fannie Lou Hamer Day of Political Action's Twitter Storm, in honor of Fannie Lou Hamer's 100th Birthday
 
#FannieLouHamerAction #SickAndTiredVote #VoteNov7 #FLHAction
 
 
The 2016 African American Women and the Law Conference decided that October 6th would be named "Fannie Lou Hamer Day", in honor of Fannie Lou Hamer's birthday. Fannie Lou Hamer Day is a national day of action, accompanied by a Twitter storm. This will be the 2nd Annual Fannie Lou Hamer Day of Political Action. You can follow along by following the Twitter handle @AAWLC2018 or the Facebook handle @AAWLC, or with the hashtags #FLHaction, #FannieLouHamerAction, #SickAndTiredVote, and #VoteNov7. 
 
This year, Fannie Lou Hamer Day will officially end Voting Rights Month, as we honor her 100th Birthday.

 


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National Voter Registration Day

Register. Vote. Be Heard. 

www.NationalVoterRegistrationDay.org

#NationalVoterRegistrationDay #VotingRightsMonth #VoteNov7 #VRM17

Voting is one way we express ourselves as a community, as voters and Americans, but to exercise this basic right, we must be registered to vote! That’s why the Voting Rights Alliance is a proud partner and supporter of National Voter Registration Day. National Voter Registration Day kickstarts and highlights the need for people to register before their state voter registration deadlines. And you can be part of this amazing process! Register to Vote Online: It’s simple, it’s free, and it’s secure. Once you make sure you’re registered, forward this email to a friend, ask them to join you and use #NationalVoterRegistrationDay throughout social media.

Thanks for taking a few moments to strengthen your community – and our country – with your voice

LEARN ABOUT VOTING IN YOUR STATE

Call 866-OUR-VOTE for answers to common questions about registering to vote.

 

QUESTIONS ABOUT REGISTERING TO VOTE?

Can I register to vote online? Is there a deadline before which I have to register to vote, in order to vote in the next election? What if I have a past felony conviction? Can I still register and vote? Get answers to these and other commonly asked questions about registering to vote, voting, and elections in your state.

SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLKIT

This social media toolkit includes suggested posts and accompanying graphics for you or your organization to use for National Voter Registration Day and in general. The toolkit begins withTopline Messages andTips for New Users  to get you started. The sample postings are grouped in order of anticipated use. Groupings 1 through 3 should begin immediately. Groupings 4 through 7 are intended for the days immediately before and on National Voter Registration Day itself.


September is Voting Rights Month! 

Click on the dates below to view more information about the event.

This September: Embrace All People, Count All Votes.

 

Voting Rights Month 2017 Informational Packet


Veasey Introduces Bill to Deny Funding for Trump’s Sham Commission on Election Integrity #SupportHR3029

June 30, 2017 | Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, introduced H.R. 3029, the "Combating the President’s Voter Suppression Act", to ensure no taxpayer funds will be used to support the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity. Click the picture to read his press release.

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, introduced H.R. 3029, the "Combating the President’s Voter Suppression Act", to ensure no taxpayer funds will be used to support the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity. Click the picture to read his press release.

How you can help:

Contact your member of Congress and urge her or him to cosponsor H.R. 3029!

 

EIC Weekly Update:

Election Integrity Commission Updates

To view the sources and read the corresponding articles, please click the green links in the bullet points below. The articles below are organized bydate of publication. Reporting by: Caitlyn Cobb

(Last Update: September 26th; next update: October 3rd)

 

Article you shouldn't miss:

Only 531 of the 6,648 Colorado voters who unregistered since June have come back on the rolls

The Kobach suppression agenda: Only 531 of 6,648 Colorado voters who unregistered since June have come back on rolls Read more www.coloradoindependent.com

The Kobach suppression agenda: Only 531 of 6,648 Colorado voters who unregistered since June have come back on rolls

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www.coloradoindependent.com

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Reporting by: Caitlyn Cobb 

 

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The Transformative Justice Coalition and Voting Rights Alliance Denounces Trump Administration Executive Order Establishing Election Integrity Commission

The Transformative Justice Coalition and the Voting Rights Alliance strongly denounce the Trump Administration's Executive Order establishing an Election Integrity Commission as a cynical ploy to promote voter suppression. "As every study has found insignificant instances of voter fraud, the prioritization of this Commission by President Trump serves no other purpose than that of promoting a false narrative and more voter suppression," said President and Founder Barbara R. Arnwine of the Transformative Justice Coalition and Co-Chair of the Voting Rights Alliance.

The real focus and issues facing Americans’ Election Integrity is the proliferation of 21st Century Jim Crow voter suppression laws throughout our nation, 21st Century IT hacking of our voting machines and no accountability for election results (25% of our voting machines produce NO paper ballots), the gerrymandering of our legislative districts that eliminate competitive elections and stifle public policy debate, and the proliferation of money and secret donations into our American election system. If American democracy is to survive and fulfill the vision of our founding fathers, these are the issues that must be addressed and eliminated.

No further evidence of the bad intent of this Commission is needed than that of the appointment of Voter Suppressor In Chief, Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State, as Vice-Chair. Over the last several years, Mr. Kobach's schemes to impose proof of citizenship restrictions on the voters of Kansas have been repeatedly rejected by the courts. In addition, Mr. Kobach has been a strong proponent of the Interstate Crosscheck system, which has wrongfully purged voters from state registration rolls. Greg Palast's film "The Best Democracy Money Can Buy," details Mr. Kobach's involvement in creating the racially oppressive Crosscheck system.

Any legitimate commission would include members who reflect the organizations which have worked incessantly to combat voter suppression such as Project Vote, the NAACP, the Voting Rights Alliance and more, instead of known serial voter suppressors.

Placing this Commission under the supervision of the anti-voting rights Department of Justice and Attorney General Jefferson Sessions also evidences its purpose to restrict the American electorate at the expense of African American, Latino, Native American, student, low income, and disabled voters. This Commission also will waste public resources.

"We will not remain idle whilst the blood sacrifices of so many people for our voting rights are denigrated and undermined by this Administration," said Ms. Arnwine. "We will fight until this Commission is disbanded."