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On May 27, 2020, a broad coalition of North Carolina organizations and advocates are uniting for the #ProtectOurVoteNC Virtual Day of Action. This day-long event is timed to highlight and impact state and federal legislative fights for fair, safe, and accessible elections in 2020. The #ProtectOurVoteNC Virtual Day of Action corresponds with the continuation of the North Carolina General Assembly’s short legislative session, when crucial decisions are being made that will shape the state’s 2020 elections. Participating organizations* are dedicated to fighting against barriers to our vote imposed by the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic, and those who would choose to use a deadly pandemic for political gain and profits.

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II Announces May 27th #ProtectOurVoteNC Day of Action

May 27, 2020, is the #ProtectOurVoteNC Day of Action. Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II explains why we're here.

Schedule of Events | Wed., May 27, 2020 

Join dozens of participating organizations for this “Day of Action” from 2:00 PM-6:00 PM. (NOTE: Each Zoom event has its own custom Zoom link — please register for each event separately.)

➡️ 2:00 to 3:00 PM | #ProtectOurVoteNC Welcoming Session
Location: Zoom Webinar — Register Here

Join a panel of Day of Action co-sponsors who’ll share the purpose of the day, the stakes of this fight for safe and fair elections, and how you can make a difference.

➡️ 3:00 to 4:00 PM | #ProtectOurVoteNC Advocacy Teach-in
Location: Zoom Webinar — Register Here

Experts from NC Black Alliance and voting rights advocates share the best ways to connect with lawmakers and demand immediate action to protect our votes this fall — all while sheltering at home. Participants will get the basics of how to participate in coalition phone banking and online legislative advocacy.

*Concurrent Session* | #ProtectOurVoteNC Day of Action Digital Storytelling on Instagram 
Use Instagram? You can also join on Democracy NC’s Instagram Live from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM as advocates from their digital team collect stores from NC voters who would be assisted by expansions in legislative elections funding and protections.

➡️ 4:00 to 5:00 PM | #ProtectOurVoteNC Virtual Rally
Location: Zoom Webinar — Register Here

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II leads other national figures to rally Day of Action attendees around our shared vision and commitment to fight to protect our vote in North Carolina.

➡️ 5:00 to 6:00 PM | Protecting NC Elections Amid COVID-19
Location: Zoom Webinar — Register Here

(Sponsored by Common Cause NC)

Round out the Day of Action in this live webinar on the latest updates on how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting elections in North Carolina and nationally – and what we can do to ensure voting is safe, secure and accessible for all.

Day of Action Participating Organizations

*As of May 27, participating organizations include: Forward Justice, Democracy North Carolina, North Carolina State Conference of the  NAACP (NC NAACP), NC Poor People’s Campaign, NC Voters for Clean Elections, Repairers of the Breach, Southern Coalition for Social Justice, NC Second Chance Alliance, Emancipate NC, Common Cause NC, NC Black Alliance, NC Black Women’s Roundtable, Black Voters Matter, National Black Workers Centers, Fayetteville Police Accountability Community Taskforce, A Better Chance A Better Community (ABC2), Action NC, Advance Carolina, Carolina Jews for Justice, A Woman’s Choice of Charlotte, A Woman’s Choice of Greensboro, A Woman’s Choice of Raleigh, North Carolina Council of Churches, NC League of Conservation Voters, Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, Coalition for Health Care of NC, NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina, Poder NC Action, League of Women Voters of North Carolina (LWV), ACLU NC, Raise Up for 15, SpiritHouse, Justice Served NC, North Carolina Justice Center, Community Success Initiative, Wash Away Unemployment, North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE), National Association of Social Workers North Carolina Progress NC, The Hispanic Liaison, Empathy 4 NC, Black Voters Matter, NC National Organization for Women, Protect Democracy, Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People Political Committee and NC Asian Americans Together.