LCV Statement in Response to Trump Calling for Election Delay

Courtnee Connon, 727-744-4163, courtnee_connon@lcv.org

Washington D.C. – In response to Donald Trump’s tweet calling for the 2020 election to be delayed, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Voting Rights Program Director Justin Kwasa:

Don’t let Trump’s tweets distract you our health, communities, democracy and planet are at stake in the 2020 elections. Trump does not have the power to delay the election, but with our votes we have the power to decide it. What Trump is suggesting is blatant election interference and an obvious attempt to undermine this election. With a nation in the midst of a global pandemic, Congress should be focusing on passing immediate, comprehensive election funding to protect the voice and health of communities who often see the worst of climate change and environmental degradation: communities of color, low-income communities, immigrant communities, native populations, the disabled, and young people in particular. We should not have to choose between public health and a functioning democracy. Having more options for voters who can’t make it to the polls helps prepare our states for the election this year, and safeguards a more fair and equitable democracy moving forward.”

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