A JusticeAid Online Benefit Concert for Election Protection

Thanks for joining us on May 18th on YouTube.
WE ARE RE-AIRING THE SHOW ON MAY 26TH, 8 PM ET, ON FACEBOOK.
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CONCERT PROGRAM

You can watch the show on your computer, tablet, or phone. Simply click the Facebook button or this link on May 26th at 8 PM ET to view the presentation. Read Voices Program here.

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Featuring musical artists Paula Cole, David Hidalgo of Los Lobos, Leyla McCalla, Kandace Springs, David Shaw and Zack Feinberg of The Revivalists, and Paine the Poet. Hosted by Rita Houston, NYC’s WFUV (90.7) Program Director, with a special video presentation by our Emmy Award-winning team.

OUR PURPOSE
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Protecting elections has never been easy work, but it’s especially challenging today.

The COVID-19 pandemic has created additional barriers to ensuring that voting is accessible, safe, and secure. Advocates are recommending a multi-prong approach to safeguarding elections including voter registration efforts, safer in-person voting with social distancing in place, expanded use of mail-ballot voting, and expanded access to absentee ballots.

It will take a coalition to get the work done, and this is why we are supporting Election Protection.

Already, our beneficiary Election Protection is:

  • Re-training and re-deploying thousands of volunteers nationwide to convert from in-person to all-virtual hotline call centers, due to social distancing restrictions.
  • Engaging local and state officials in multiple jurisdictions on voters’ rights to ensure that changes in the election calendars and methods of casting a ballot do not create barriers to the vote.
  • Developing new voter education materials and updates on the changing elections landscape and disseminating them to partners and voters nationwide.

Election Protection is defending democracy and ensuring access to the ballot box in the era of COVID-1.

Election Protection is the nation’s largest nonpartisan voter protection coalition formed to ensure that all voters have an equal opportunity to participate in the political process. Made up of more than 200 local, state, and national voting rights advocacy partners, Election Protection works year-round to provide information and assistance to voters on a range of issues, including those that arise during voter registration, early and absentee voting, casting a vote at the polls, overcoming obstacles to participation, and the post-election process when ballots are reviewed and run-offs are held.

Election Protection is a program of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights. Formed in 1963 by President John F. Kennedy, the Lawyers’ Committee has been at the forefront of the legal struggle to fight discrimination, repair the damage of historic racial inequity, and break down the barriers to opportunity.

OUR GOAL
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The JusticeAid Board will match every dollar you give up to $100,000 to save our elections and fight voter suppression. We know that you trust JusticeAid to identify phenomenal musical talent, important issues, and deserving organizations like Election Protection. Please kindly give what you are able and know that we are truly grateful for your support and audience participation on May 18th.

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JusticeAid supporters share a passion for justice and a love for the arts. Please learn about voter suppression, persuade someone of its importance, and let’s rally together to make the world a better place.