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ACLU launching national voting campaign

The American Civil Liberties Union is kicking of a 50-state campaign to promote American voting rights. 

They’re doing it through the People Power grassroots platform. The campaign will launch in Lawrence, Kansas and be live streamed to hundreds of watch parties in all 50 states.

The campaign is called “Let People Vote,” and Mississippi will have their very own watch party in the Capitol City on Capitol Street at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 1.

“The right to vote is at the core of our democracy and we are ready to work alongside allies across the country to make it even easier for people to vote,” said Jennifer Riley-Collins, ACLU of Mississippi executive director. “Our newest People Power campaign will activate people in every state and will bring together many types of organizing and advocacy so that more people can participate in our democracy.”

The campaign will consist of location-specific calls to action in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. These calls to action fall within four themes: election reforms to update our voting system and make voting easier; countering voter suppression schemes designed to keep people away from ballot boxes; voter restoration policies that give voting rights back to people who have served their time and are returning to their communities and want the chance to fully participate in society.

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