UU the Vote – July 12

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Date(s) - 07/12/2020
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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UU The Vote
Worried about our election during COVID? You should be!!

We are focused on making sure that our upcoming election is fair and just. We are looking at a variety of issues, including:

  • Federal funding for states to convert from traditional elections to mail-in elections during the pandemic
  • Disenfranchisement of minorities, people in urban areas and youth
  • The closing of polling stations in urban areas, college towns, and areas with people of color
  • Access to mail-in ballots in all states
  • The proper counting of all ballots, including mail-in ballots
  • Advocating for legal changes to allow states to begin counting mail-in ballots upon receipt
  • Advocating for legal changes to allow for postponement of the certification date for elections, in the event that a recount has not been completed (Gore v. Bush was decided on the grounds that a recount could not be conducted before the statutory certification date)
  • Bankruptcy of USPS, which might occur before the election
  • Our next Zoom meeting is this coming Sunday, July 12, at 11:45:

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/98374880619?pwd=VnNOV2JaREcxQ0FVUFlSS0w0R2o3dz09

Meeting ID: 983 7488 0619
Password: 949622

VIDEOS

How The Pandemic Is Already Affecting The Election

ARTICLES
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/05/magazine/voting-by-mail-2020-covid.html

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/06/trump-republicans-vote-mail-arizona-florida/612625/
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/19/us/politics/nyc-vote-by-mail.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/14/us/voter-registration-coronavirus-2020-election.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/07/us/politics/remote-voting-hacking-coronavirus.html

PODCASTS
How do we Vote in a Pandemic
https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-new-york-times/the-argument/e/68137832

ORGANIZATIONS
Brennan Center for Justice for Justice NYU
Voter.org
Spread the Vote
League of Women Voters
Fair Fight (Stacy’s Abrams’ organization that has been successful in reinstating tens of thousands of people who were illegally stricken from voter registration records)