Feed the Polls organizing thousands of meals for 2020 voters in food-insecure areas
While many Americans are opting to vote by mail this election, many are also expected to cast their ballots in person. For some, this will require waiting in line for hours. Two non-partisan organizations, Feed the Polls (which is partnering with Zagat, The Infatuation, and The Migrant Kitchen) and Pizza the Polls (which is partnering with Uber Eats), are pledging to serve food to tens of thousands of voters and poll workers across the country on Election Day. Feed the Polls is specifically focusing
Not even a global pandemic could stop this 102-year-old from voting in this election
Bea Lumpkin is a 102-year-old former Chicago school teacher who has never missed an election since she first became eligible to vote. She told CNN that, “The most important reason to vote in this election is that there’s so much at stake, more than any other vote I’ve cast, because of the great challenge to the survival of our democracy.” On top of the survival of our democracy, Bea lists health care, racism, climate change, wealth inequality, and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic among her
LeBron James’ voting initiative recruits 10,000 poll workers, and Obama joins NBA virtual crowd to thank them
More Than A Vote, the voting rights organization led by LeBron James, and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund announced that they have recruited 10,000 new poll workers to serve in primarily Black voting districts during the general election in November. More Than A Vote and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund’s next push will be to get new poll workers to sign up in nearly a dozen key cities. You can find More Than A Vote on our Voting Organizations page. Visit CNN to learn more.
US Supreme Court allows SC vote-by-mail restriction to proceed
On the first day of its new term, the Supreme Court reinstated a South Carolina witness-signature law for mail-in ballots which had previously been blocked by a lower federal court. The law requires a person submitting a mail-in ballot to swear an oath that they are qualified to vote, received no help while voting, have a witness present for the oath, and have that witness’ signature on their mail-in envelope. The Court explained that it was not the judiciary’s job to second-guess legislative changes
Federal judge refuses to stop mail-in voting in Montana, blasts Trump-backed ‘fiction’ of massive voter fraud
Federal District Judge Dana Christensen ruled against the Trump campaign’s effort to stop Montana’s new voting rules. The new rules, issued by Governor Steve Bullock, allows counties to switch to an essentially all-mail voting system for 2020. Bullock, a Democrat, is running against sitting Republican Senator Steve Daines this November. Visit CNN to learn more.