ELECTION PROTECTION “UNDER THE LAW”

ELECTION PROTECTION??TO PROVIDE NON-PARTISAN VOTING ASSISTANCE TO??PRIMARY??VOTERS??

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Toll-Free Hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) is Live on Primary Day for Voter??Assistance

??Election Protection, the nation???s largest nonpartisan voter protection coalition led by the??Lawyers??? Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, in??conjunction with our partner organization the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice??will provide??assistance??to Massachusetts voters??during their September 4 Primary.??

Legal volunteers will staff the non-partisan Election Protection hotlines live??7am until??8pm EDT??to??answer questions and assist voters encountering problems voting. Leading up to the primary, the hotlines will be monitored for voice messages.

???The Election Protection??866-OUR-VOTE hotline??is a resource for all??eligible??voters??who??face problems registering or??voting, seek to??report complaints or delays at the poll,??or otherwise need information to meaningfully participate in elections in their community,??? said Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers??? Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.?????Election Protection??stands ready to help ensure that everyone has the opportunity to exercise the fundamental right to vote.???

Sophia Hall, attorney with the Boston-based??Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice noted that, “The Lawyers??? Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice is again spear-heading Massachusetts Election??Protection to??ensure that??all eligible Americans have the ability to cast a meaningful ballot??and have their vote counted. In collaboration with the national Election Protection office, we will ensure that all Massachusetts voters have their questions and concerns addressed in real-time on Election Day, September 4, 2018.”

The??Election Protection??hotlines are:??

  • 866-OUR-VOTE (English)??- administered by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
  • 888-Ve-Y-Vota (Spanish/English)??- administered?? by the NALEO Educational Fund
  • 888-API-VOTE (multiple??Asian languages/English)??- administered?? by APIAVote & Asian Americans Advancing Justice-AAJC
  • 844-Yalla-US (Arabic/English)??- administered by the Arab American Institute.

Election Protection??works year-round, to help all American voters through field monitors, voter education and??an expansive network of national partners and state advocates to respond to voters’??questions and concerns. The 866-OUR-VOTE hotline will be live starting on National Voter Registration Day until the November midterm election.

For??more information, please contact:??Sue Dorfman, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law??at??sdorfman@lawyerscommittee.org??or (202) 662-8327.

About Election Protection:??

Election Protection is the nation’s largest nonpartisan voter protection coalition of more than 100 partners, led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Through its??suite of hotlines:??866-OUR-VOTE??(866-687-8683) administered by the Lawyers??? Committee; 888-VE-Y-VOTA (888-839-8682) administered by NALEO Educational Fund; 888-API-VOTE (888-273-8683) administered by APIAVote and Asian Americans Advancing Justice-AAJC; and??844-YALLA-US (844- 925-5287) administered by the Arab American Institute???????a??dedicated team of trained legal and grassroots volunteers??help??all American voters, including traditionally disenfranchised groups, gain access to the polls and overcome obstacles to voting.??For more information about Election Protection and??the??866-OUR-VOTE hotline, please visit:??www.866ourvote.org.

About the Lawyers??? Committee for Civil Rights Under Law:

The Lawyers??? Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, was formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to involve the private bar in providing legal services to address racial discrimination.?? Now in its 55th??year, the Lawyers??? Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is continuing its quest ???Move America Toward Justice.??? The principal mission of the Lawyers??? Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is to secure, through the rule of law, equal justice for all, particularly in the areas of criminal justice, fair housing and community development, economic justice, educational opportunities, and voting rights. For more information, please visit??https://lawyerscommittee.org.