Democrats keep mentioning that millions of Americans are already voting

Democrats keep mentioning the fact that millions of Americans are already voting, reminding viewers that Republicans decided to push ahead with the nomination just weeks before polls close and refocusing attention on the looming Supreme Court case challenge to the Affordable Care Act that is scheduled to begin a week after the election. 

“In more than 40 states, people are voting as we speak,” Klobuchar said. “Do you think it is faithful to our democratic principles to fulfill a Supreme Court seat this close to the election when people are voting?”

Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., spoke in front of a blown-up calendar with two dates circled in red: Election Day and the day that opening arguments are scheduled in the ACA challenge.

“We are just three weeks from an election,” Coons said. “Just a week after that election, the Supreme Court is

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Falcons educate community on voting rights

The Falcons have meet with high school students from McNair High and Central Gwinnett High, encouraging them to work at the polls and register to vote.

“I’m a 25-year-old man, but before this year I really didn’t know, I really didn’t understand the process for voting and the things you have to do to get registered and actually be able to vote,” Falcons defensive end Charles Harris told the Central Gwinnett Knights. “That’s something that was humbling for myself.”

The league has taken several social-action measures during the 2020 season, including the playing of “Lift Ever Voice and Sing” by Alicia Keys at early season games. The song is widely considered the Black national anthem.

The “NFL Votes” initiative is intended to support and encourage the voting and civic-engagement efforts of NFL fans, players, club and league personnel and NFL Legends up to the Nov. 3 election.

The initiative provides

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City of Springfield, Greene County Clerk create PSA to educate public on voting options

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – The City of Springfield and Greene County Clerk Shane Schoeller have partnered to produce a public service announcement that outlines voting options ahead of the Nov. 3 election.



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The PSA comes in an effort “to make sure citizens understand the voting options available to them.” It outlines information for voting in-person, absentee, mail-in and curbside in Greene County.

“We are prepared. We want to make sure that every voter and their vote counts. Regardless of your political party, voting is about making your voice heard and coming together in a peaceful way. We can resolve our differences at the ballot box as we look toward November 3rd,” Schoeller said at the press conference.

The PSA was created following a Sept. 22 press conference at the Greene County Elections Center with Missouri Secretary of State John R. Ashcroft.

At

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Center for Civic Education Launches Special “60-Second Civics” Series to Encourage Voting

Center for Civic Education Launches Special “60-Second Civics” Series to Encourage Voting

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2020

President Christopher R. Riano Celebrates Our National Elections with a Special Edition of Our Signature Daily Program

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Center for Civic Education has launched a nationwide initiative to focus its signature daily program, “60-Second Civics,” on the right to vote in the weeks leading up to the November 3 national elections. Each day, 60-Second Civics will feature a podcast focused on elections, voting, representation, and how those rights are protected under the Constitution.

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“At the Center for Civic Education, we believe it is critical to ensure that all people have access to civics lessons that speak to our moment and bring to life constitutional principles like the power of voting,” said President Christopher R. Riano. “The

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Here’s the reality behind Trump’s claims about mail voting

President Trump in the first presidential debate at the Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump continued his assault on the integrity of the U.S. elections during the first presidential debate Tuesday, spreading falsehoods about the security of voting and misrepresenting issues with mail ballots.

In the final segment of the contentious debate between Trump and Democrat Joe Biden, Trump launched into an extended argument against mail voting, claiming without evidence that it is ripe for fraud and suggesting mail ballots may be “manipulated.”

“This is going to be a fraud like you’ve never seen,” the president said of the massive shift to mail voting prompted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump’s riff was

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History Center Educating Teachers, Public about Voting Rights

This year marks milestone anniversaries for voting rights. It’s been 150 years since the passage of the 15th Amendment to the Constitution, which granted Black men the right to vote, and 100 years since the franchise was extended to women through the 19th Amendment. 

Yet it’s important to remember that both amendments passed after decades of struggle and organizing, says History Prof. Robert Forrant.

“The passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment was the culmination of a battle that had been going on for almost 80 years. This was a long, protracted fight, and it ties into why voting matters, particularly in a presidential election year,” Forrant says. “The Civil Rights Movement and getting the Voting Rights Act passed in 1965 was, again, a long struggle.”

“We’re examining voting and voice through the lens of Lowell, as a microcosm for Massachusetts and the United States,” says Kristin Gallas, project manager
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Black American Music Association and Voting Rights Are Civil Rights Initiative Align to Educate Minority Voters and Combat Voter Suppression

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Black American Music Association (BAM), has announced a partnership with the Voting Rights Are Civil Rights Initiative. The effort is specifically focused on protecting the vote in 14 swing states and 54 counties with high African American and Latino populations. 

BAM and the Voting Rights Are Civil Rights Initiative have aligned with several entertainment industry groups, community organizations, activists and former election commissioners. Together the coalition is focusing on three main initiatives – recruiting GenZ to help staff the polls; educating people on their legal rights so they can make sure their votes are counted and how to address voter suppression and intimidation. To accomplish this, they are recruiting and training poll workers; providing unique information from professional election administrators and providing information and tools to fight voter suppression tactics and intimidation. 

The first initiative, which is already underway, includes

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Black American Music Association & ‘Voting Rights Are Civil Rights’ …




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The BLACK AMERICAN MUSIC ASSOCIATION (BAM) has a partnered with the “VOTING RIGHTS ARE CIVIL RIGHTS” initiative.


The objective is to protect the vote in the 14 swing states and 54 counties with high African American and Latino populations.


BAM Co-Founder DEMMETTE GUIDRY said, “In the past four months we’ve seen the power of the youth when they stand up and make themselves heard. This is the next step in harnessing the power of the streets in conjunction with the industry and artist community to not only make change on the national level, but also on the state and local levels.


“Something we are committed to pursuing over the next several years. Through working in coalition with our artists, industry executives and election officials we can transform our cultural relevance into community relevance

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Education, CARES Act funds and voting discussed at State House

Both the Senate and the House passed phase 2 of CARES Act funding.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina General Assembly agreed Wednesday on how they would spend hundreds of millions of dollars from phase two of CARES Act funding. That bill now goes to the governor’s desk for his signature.

State lawmakers have moved forward with the authorization of funds for the second phase of the CARES Act, focusing the money to rebuild the unemployment trust fund as well as COVID-19 testing and related costs, and helping small businesses.

Senator Thomas Alexander said both sides of the aisle realize this pandemic has hurt many financially.

“This is making sure we do what we can to help those who are unemployed and to help businesses and industries as well,” Alexander said.

Also a topic of discussion within the chamber is voting and the upcoming November election. A federal judge has

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Quincy city council to discuss voting access, special education center – News – Wicked Local

Councilors will meet for a regular meeting and a finance committee meeting Monday.

QUINCY — City councilors will meet for the second time since summer recess on Monday and are set to discuss the city’s new special education center, a $3.6 million appropriation for a new emergency radio system and the upcoming presidential election.

The finance committee will meet first at 5:30 p.m., and the regular city council meeting will start at 6. The meeting will be broadcast on Zoom and councilors will not meet in person at city hall. The meeting ID is 863 1445 1110.

The finance committee will discuss spending $14 million to turn a three-story building near Central Middle School into a special education center. The council already approved $8.5 million for the project — $6.8 million to buy the building and $1.7 million to start the renovation. The center will focus on the district’s autistic

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