Allison Kilkenny: Unreported

Wanted: Lawyers!

Posted in Uncategorized by allisonkilkenny on October 14, 2008
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (“Lawyers’ Committee”) and its Election Protection coalition partners seek volunteer attorneys, paralegals and law students for Election Protection – the nation’s largest non-partisan voter protection program. Legal volunteers are needed to staff the 1-866-OUR-VOTE hotline (Nov. 3rd and Election Day) and to serve as Mobile Legal Volunteers throughout the city (Election Day).

Volunteers must attend in-person a 2 hour training session and are asked to sign up for a 4 – 5 hour shift. Materials will be provided.

Individuals will volunteer for both a hotline and/or Mobile Legal Volunteer shift and training directly online. To volunteer, please sign-up directly at
http://www.nationalcampaignforfairelections.org/page/event/search_simple.Volunteers will be directed to enter their zip code in order to pull-up the specific shifts and trainings in their area.

Spanish speakers are encouraged to volunteer for the Spanish hotline, which is specifically noted. (For New York, the list of opportunities is very long. Please make sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of the webpage to see a complete listing.)

For volunteers with Asian language abilities, please visit
http://www.aaldef.org/vote2008/ .

While Election Protection is available to all voters across the country, Election Protection targets communities traditionally disenfranchised, including African Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, Latinos, Native Americans and other racially and ethnically diverse communities, seniors, young people, low-income voters and individuals with disabilities.
For more information about Election Protection, please visit www.866ourvote.org.

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