Joint Center Signs Letter Calling for Election Safety Measures in COVID-19 Relief Legislation

The Joint Center joined several organizations in signing a letter to urge Congress to “provide timely federal funding for election safety measures in COVID-19 relief legislation.” The letter is addressed to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

Other signees included the ACLU, Demand Progress, Issue One, Joseph Rainey Center for Public Policy, NALEO Educational Fund, R Street Institute, Daniel Shoag (of Case Western Reserve University), Stand Up Republic, and Stan Veuger (of American Enterprise Institute Scholar).

View the entire letter here.

Last month, the Joint Center also hosted an online briefing on accessible vote-by-mail and safe in-person voting in Black communities with expert panelists Fair Fight Founder Stacey Abrams, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, Black Voters Matter Fund Co-Founder LaTosha Brown, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law President Kristen Clarke, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights President Vanita Gupta, and NAACP LDF President and Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill. Watch it here.

 

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The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, America’s Black think tank, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1970 and based in Washington, DC. The Joint Center's mission is to inform and illuminate the nation's major public policy debates through research, analysis, and information dissemination in order to improve the socioeconomic status of Black communities in the United States; expand their effective participation in the political and public policy arenas; and promote communication and relationships across racial and ethnic lines to strengthen the nation's pluralistic society.