NCLR and Civic Partner Organizations to Hold Voter Education Town Hall




July 30 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Camila Gallardo, NCLR
cgallardo@nclr.org
(305) 215-4259 or (305) 573-7329

As August primary nears, town hall will highlight ease and importance of voting, encourage voter engagement

MIAMI—With Florida’s August 14 primary nearing and just months from the November general election, NCLR (National Council of La Raza), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Progress Florida, South Florida Jobs with Justice, Catalyst Miami, Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC), and other local partner groups will host a public town hall discussion to highlight important, yet not widely known, changes that will affect how Floridians vote this year. In 2011, the Florida legislature passed a sweeping electoral reform law that included reductions to the state’s early voting period and changes to the rules governing address change notification.

Participants will have an opportunity to interact with sample voting machines and learn about the ease of vote-by-mail. In addition to providing timely information on voting policies and procedures, featured speakers will offer insight on how voters can become involved in important local, state, and national issues and encourage others in the community to become civically involved. Speakers will underscore how participants can increase their own and their community’s knowledge on the wide variety of issues at stake in November as well as the importance of voter turnout.

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHAT:
Town Hall on voting law changes and the importance of voter engagement

WHO:

Moderator:

Lida Rodriguez-Taseff, Attorney, Co-Founder, South Florida Jobs with Justice

Speakers:
Representative from Miami-Dade Department of Elections (TBA)
Nikki Fisher, Field Coordinator, American Civil Liberties Union
Natalie Carlier, South Florida Regional Coordinator, NCLR

WHEN: Wednesday, August 1, 2012
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: West Kendall Regional Library
10201 Hammocks Boulevard, #159
Miami, FL 33196

To RSVP for this event or to get more information, please contact Camila Gallardo, Senior Communications Manager, NCLR at (305) 573-7329 or (305) 215-4259

NCLR—the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States—works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans. For more information on NCLR, please visit www.nclr.org or follow along on Facebook and Twitter.

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