(Tallahassee, FL, Thursday, October 24, 2019) – The Leadership Conference Education Fund offers a unique and timely opportunity to speak with our subject matter experts on the need for a working democracy in order to make progress on issues shaping our everyday lives like issues like educational equity, housing, economic security, and justice system reform.

Congress must deliver on its promise to represent all people in America by passing HR 4 the Voting Rights Advancement Act to ensure that we have the tools we need to address current racial discrimination in voting and stop barriers to the ballot box that restrict the voting rights of Black, Brown, Native and Asian American people.

Since a federal court struck down Florida’s ban on early voting at public colleges in July 2018, officials in counties statewide wisely cleared the way for college students to vote early on some of their campuses. But with the addition of early vote locations as recent as last month, students may not be aware of the option.

The multimedia campaign, “I Don’t Just Vote, I Vote Early,” targets student voters on 10 college campuses across Florida. The campaign includes billboards, digital ads on social media platforms and digital audio ads on music streaming services. The core message of the campaign is based around a variety of “I Voted Early” stickers to be handed out on campuses as well as digital stickers

In 2016 alone, 14 states imposed new restrictive voting laws and policies in advance of a presidential election including cuts to early voting days and hours, strict voter ID laws, purging eligible voters off the rolls, and making it harder to register to vote.

During the 2016 elections, one million people could not vote because of needless barriers to the ballot box. 

The Leadership Conference Education Fund builds public will for federal policies that promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States. It was founded in 1969 as the education and research arm of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. For more information on The Education Fund, visit http://leadershipconferenceedfund.org/.

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