100 Days - July 26

We are just three months away from the November election, and are driving towards ensuring that every eligible American is registered to vote.  Visit weall.vote/aka to register for the upcoming election and to check your voting status. #AKA1908 #AKASLEAD #WWAV 

 

Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act - August 6

In 1965, a group of peaceful demonstrators attempted to march from Selma to Montgomery, AL in support of equal voting rights; but were met with violence and bloodshed – widely known as Bloody Sunday.
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In 2013, the United States Supreme Court invalidated the Voting Rights Act and effectively ended the protections against racially discriminatory voting laws.
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Today as we commemorate, know your rights and find out if your senator supports the Voting Rights Advancement Act to ensure the right to vote for all Americans.  #AKA1908 #AKASLEAD #VotingRightsAct

 

 
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Women's Equality Day - Anniversary of Womwn'a Suffrage Act - August 26  

On August 26, 1920, women won the right to vote with the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution by the U.S. Congress. 
 
"The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex..."
 
The ratification of the amendment enabled 23 million women to vote.  However, the 19th amendment failed to enfranchise women of color, though thousands were involved in the movement.  The voting rights for minority women were finally granted with the passage of the Voter Rights Act of 1965. #AKA1908 #AKASLEAD #VotingRightsAct
 

50 Days - September 14

All Americans should implore COVID-19 precautions while voting.  Although in some states, mail-in ballots are not allowed for every voter, you can still maintain social distancing by voting early. #AKA1908 #AKASLEAD #GOTV
 

National Voter Registration Day - September 22

National Voter Registration Day - September 22

Voter registration is more important than ever. It is the first step in getting ready to vote, and registration can often be completed on-line or by mail.  Please visit weall.vote/aka to register for the upcoming election.  Visit weall.vote/aka for state specific voter registration info.  #AKA1908 #AKASLEAD #WWAV
 

25 Days - October 9

To help decide what candidate will get your vote, it is important to know all the issues that impact your life & that of your family.  The best way to determine what issues a candidate supports is to ask them directly or look up their prior voting records. During this global pandemic, attend virtual forums and utilize online resources. #AKA1908 #AKASLEAD #GOTV
 

75 Days - August 20  

The safest way to vote during the 2020 Elections is via mail-in or absentee ballot. If allowed by your state, citizens should request a ballot before their state's deadline. #AKA1908 #AKASLEAD #GOTV

 

10 Days - October 24

In several states, there are voter ID laws, voter registration restrictions, voter purges, felony disenfranchisement, and more. In order to protect your right to vote - before you go to the polls KNOW YOUR RIGHTS! #AKA1908 #AKASLEAD #GOTV