On Sunday, October 1, People Power, the grassroots mobilization arm of the American Civil Liberties Union, will launch its new national campaign, Let People Vote, at the Lied Center from Lawrence, Kansas.
Slated to be one of the biggest grassroots campaigns in the ACLU’s 97 year history, Let People Vote will mobilize citizens across the country to organize within their communities to protect—and expand—the right to vote.
The Lawrence event will be livestreamed to tens of thousands of people at watch parties across the country and will feature commentary from top ACLU experts and national leadership, including Faiz Shakir, National Political Director, and Dale Ho, Director of the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project. It will also feature a panel discussion on President Trump’s controversial Presidential Commisison on Election Integrity, as well as the unveililing of a national action plan to mobilize people across the country to fight on behalf of the fundamental right to vote.
Immediately following the national launch of Let People Vote, the ACLU of Kansas, in partnership with other local organizations focused on civic engagement issues, will launch a statewide coalition and mobilization plan to increase citizen participation and strengthen civic health in Kansas.
Doors open at the Lied Center at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 1, for a community celebration with free food and entertainment.
Due to heightened interest in the Wichita metro area, the ACLU of Kansas will host a watch party of the livestream of the campaign launch at Parsnipity Cafe, located at 301 N. Main St. Suite 150. Doors for the Wichita watch party will open at 5:45 p.m.
Members of the public who wish to RSVP for the Let People Vote watch party in Wichita should RSVP at: https://go.peoplepower.org/event/voting_rights/9689?source=map&akid
Members of the public who wish to RSVP for the Let People Vote launch in Lawrence should RSVP at: https://go.peoplepower.org/event/voting_rights/9399
About the ACLU of Kansas
The ACLU of Kansas is the statewide affiliate of the national American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU of Kansas is dedicated to preserving and advancing the civil rights and legal freedoms guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights. For more information, visit our website at www.aclukansas.org.