In light of COVID-19, CLCV Calls for Implementation of Critical Protections for the November Election to Ensure Voter Safety

Press Release
April 17, 2020

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OAKLAND – The California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV) submitted a set of recommendations for Secretary of State Alex Padilla and Governor Gavin Newsom to ensure voters’ safety ahead of the November 2020 General Election. In the letter, CLCV displays a set of recommendations to ensure every Californian voter has the ability to safely cast their vote amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

“At a time when our democracy is facing unprecedented challenges, our response to maintain and expand access to democracy must also be unprecedented,” said Mary Creasman CEO of the California League of Conservation Voters. “As a response to COVID-19, any decisions to make adjustments for the November 2020 General Election must be guided by the principle of ensuring that everyone who is eligible to vote and wants to vote, can do so safely. State officials have the opportunity to strengthen and protect our democracy, we hope they lean into this.”

Black, Indigenous, and voters of Color, low-income voters, voters with disabilities, young voters, housing insecure voters have all been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and are most at risk of disenfranchisement if enhancements are not made to elections process ahead of the November election. In the letter, CLCV further calls for State and Counties to take swift steps now to allow time to implement protections to the November 2020 Election and collaborate to find solutions for potential barriers.

CLCV calls for the following common-sense elements that can be implemented to maintain the integrity of our elections while ensuring all Californians can vote safely:

A copy of the letter can be found here.

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