Omaha Community Coalition and Citizen Advisory Committee Members React to The Reader’s Compelling Polling Place Closure Impact Analysis

Contact: Adam Morfeld, 402.613.0724, adam.morfeld@nereform.org

WHEN: Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 at 2:00 PM

WHO: Omaha Community Coalition & Several Members of the Douglas County Election Commissioner’s Citizen Advisory Committee

WHAT: Press Conference and reaction to the release of detailed analysis illustrating the impact of Douglas County polling place closures

WHERE: Meadow Lane Park directly across from the Douglas County Election Commission Office 225 N 115th Street Omaha, NE 68154

OMAHA, NEBRASKA – On Wednesday, June 6th, 2012, numerous community leaders from North, South and West Omaha along with several members of the Douglas County Election Commissioner’s Citizen Advisory Committee will hold a press conference and react to the polling place impact data released by The Reader on Wednesday, June 6th.

The analysis that is being published by The Reader is comprehensive, telling, and confirms an acute and disproportionate impact on certain segments of Douglas County. The analysis examines the impact of the Douglas County polling place closures based on income, race, age, mobility, and factors in average distance to polling place and average amount of polling locations lost based on the above factors.

The press conference will also announce two public meetings with Commissioner Phipps on June 13th at the Latino Center of the Midlands in South Omaha and June 18th at the OIC in North Omaha.