Turn Up Tuesdays to Highlight Importance of Voting and Activism at HBCUs

Contact: Charmaine Riley, [email protected], 202.548.7166

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and All Voting is Local, with its joint And Still I Vote campaign, will host a Facebook Live event today, October 13, at 5:30 p.m. EDT to discuss the rich history of activism at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and how students continue to fight for access to the ballots and the right to vote.

These events are part of Turn Up Tuesdays, a weekly national call to action to make sure people are informed and activated to vote in the general election. Turn Up Tuesdays is dedicated to ensuring that the general election is not characterized by the disarray that voters experienced across the country during the primaries, in states like Wisconsin and Georgia.

Tuesday, October 13
5:30 – 6:00 p.m. EDT

Turn Up Tuesday Facebook Live Event – Throughout history, HBCUs have served as a hub for student activism. Voting rights advocates will convene with students to discuss how HBCU communities have impacted past and present struggles and how students can make a plan to vote before November 3.

Leigh Chapman, voting rights program director, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Kylie Burke, chief of staff, Howard University Student Association
Malika Redmond, chair, ProGeorgia; executive director, Women Engaged; and Spelman graduate
Reginald Gundy, senior pastor, Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 220 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference works toward an America as good as its ideals. For more information on The Leadership Conference and its member organizations, visit www.civilrights.org.

All Voting is Local fights to eliminate needless and discriminatory barriers to voting before they happen, to build a democracy that works for us all. It is a collaborative campaign housed at The Leadership Conference Education Fund, in conjunction with the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation; the American Constitution Society; the Campaign Legal Center; and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. For more information about All Voting is Local, visit https://allvotingislocal.org and follow us on Twitter @votingislocal.