MEDIA ADVISORY: Civil Rights Leaders Respond to Senate Vote on John Lewis Advance Voting Rights Act


FOR PLANNING PURPOSES
Teresa Candori (National Urban League), [email protected], 212-558-5362
Marc Banks (NAACP), [email protected], 404-849-3189
Kiren Marshall (The Leadership Conference), [email protected], 202-780-9835
Rachel Noerdlinger (National Action Network), [email protected], 347-821-9678
Lacy Crawford Jr (Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law), [email protected], 202-558-7900
Angelo Greco (National Coalition on Black Civic Participation / Black Women’s Round Table), [email protected], 917-499-2688
Juan Martinez, [NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF)], [email protected], 212-956-2200

WASHINGTON – At Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. ET, leaders of former civil rights organizations to hold press appeal following Senate vote on John Lewis’ Advancement of Voting Rights Act – critically important legislation that would restore provisions key to the voting rights law and would prevent obstacles at the ballot box for blacks, Latinos, Natives, young and new Americans.

WHAT: Civil Rights Leaders Respond to Senate Vote on John Lewis Advancement Voting Rights Act

WHO:

  • Marc H. Morial, President and CEO, National Urban League
  • Derrick Johnson, President and CEO, NAACP
  • Wade Henderson, Interim President and CEO, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
  • Damon Hewitt, Chairman and Executive Director, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law
  • Melanie Campbell, President and CEO, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation / Black Women’s Roundtable
  • Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Managing Director, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF)
  • Additional speakers TO BE ANNOUNCED

OR: The press should RSVP in advance here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VRx23wyZQ6Kz0bIbIykiuA

WHEN: Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 3:30 p.m. ET

BACKGROUND: Last week, civil rights leaders posted a reading of a meeting they had with Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia in which they implored him to pledge to protect voting rights using all means at the disposal of the Senate.

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its various members with more than 230 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all people in the United States. The Leadership Conference works for an America that lives up to its ideals. For more information on The Leadership Conference and its member organizations, visit www.civilrights.org.

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