Broadcasters, LWV Collaborate on Reliable Election Information
The right to vote and a free press are intrinsically linked
With the 2020 election only three months away, many associations are working to ensure that the public has objective, useful information about voting. The latest to to add its voice on the issue is the National Association of Broadcasters, which announced this week a new public service collaboration with the League of Women Voters.
COVID-19 saddles this year’s elections with more than the usual questions and challenges. To help voters understand their rights and options, NAB and LWV is promoting VOTE411.org, a project of the League of Women Voters Education Fund, as a nonpartisan source of information, using social media outreach and public service announcements in English and Spanish.
“The right to vote and a free press are intrinsically linked pillars of American democracy,” NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith said in a news release. “As ‘first informers,’ local radio and TV stations understand the indispensable role they play in helping citizens exercise their right to vote.”
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