Every State, Every Vote: Democratic Governors Pledge to Protect Voting Rights In Upcoming Elections

“Now more than ever, it is critical that American voices be heard as the country responds to this generational crisis and begins to rebuild the economy in its wake.”

In response to unprecedented attacks on the United States Postal Service and mail-in voting, Every State, Every Vote Co-Chair Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and seven other Democratic governors formed a coalition to protect voting rights and voting access in the upcoming general election.

The governors pledged to protect the integrity of upcoming elections and made a series of commitments to defend our democratic elections this fall, including working with state and local level election officials to ensure that the right to vote is accessible, safe, and secure, ensuring electoral college electors vote as they are pledged, and communicating with voters about the possibility of delayed results in some states.

The members of the coalition are: Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, California Gov. Gavin Newsom, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, and Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers.

Read more about the Democratic governors’ voting rights coalition below and learn how Democratic governors are fighting to expand access to the ballot box at EveryStateEveryVote.com.

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is leading a coalition of governors across the U.S. who are pledging to ensure “confidence in the integrity” of the 2020 general election.

Recent proposed reductions to the service have raised concerns about mail-in voting during the November election.

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KGW: Gov. Brown, 7 other governors pledge to protect voter rights during upcoming election

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and governors from seven other states across the country have formed a coalition with the purpose of protecting voter rights and access during the upcoming general election.

Brown is joined by Gov. Gavin Newsom (California); Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (Michigan); Gov. Tim Walz (Minnesota); Gov. Phil Murphy (New Jersey); Gov. Steve Sisolak (Nevada); Gov. Roy Cooper (North Carolina); and Gov. Tony Evers (Wisconsin).

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KEZI: Governors Pledge To Uphold The Integrity Of The General Election

Gov. Kate Brown announced she is leading a coalition of governors from the states of California, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Nevada, New Jersey, Minnesota, and Michigan in pledging to work to ensure that voting is safe, accessible and secure.

In a statement Brown said: “The COVID-19 pandemic is fundamentally changing the way Americans live and work. Our nation faces an unprecedented challenge to protect the health and lives of millions. But in the face of such a fight, we cannot let our constitutional right to free and fair elections suffer.”

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Mid-Michigan Now: Gov. Whitmer joins coalitions of Governors to protect voting rights & access

Governor Gretchen Whitmer today joined the Governors of Oregon, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Nevada, New Jersey, California and Minnesota in pledging to uphold the integrity of the November general election and to ensure every voter can vote safely, whether it’s by mail or in person at the polls.

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WXYZ: Whitmer joins Democratic governors in pledge to protect November election

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Monday she has joined several other Democratic governors to protect the November election.

Whitmer joined governors from Oregon, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Nevada, New Jersey, California and Minnesota in response to what they called attacks on voting rights and voting access by President Donald Trump.

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WNEM: Whitmer joins coalition of governors pledging to protect voter rights

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer joined a coalition of governors who are pledging to uphold the integrity of the November general election and to ensure every voter can vote safely, whether its by mail or in person at the polls.

Whitmer said her pledge is in response to unprecedented attacks on voting rights and voting access and the United States Postal Service by President Trump. 

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9&10 News: Whitmer Joins Coalition of Governors in Pledge to Protect Voting Rights, Voter Access

Governor Gretchen Whitmer is joining seven other governors in pledging to uphold the integrity of November’s general election and to make sure every voter can vote safely.

It comes in response to attacks on voting rights and voting access.

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