2020 JusticeAid Beneficiary
Election Protection is in for its busiest and most important year yet. They stand ready for the challenge— but need our help, especially in light of the impact of COVID-19 on voting.
In an election cycle fraught with controversy and divide, we must remain vigilant to hold election officials accountable when they take action to undermine voting rights.
Until we are able to restore key protections of the Voting Rights Act, states will be clear to pass voter suppression laws and measures that manipulate election outcomes and discourage specific groups—particularly people of color, the elderly, students, and people with disabilities—from exercising their fundamental right to cast a ballot. These laws include overly strict voter ID laws, cuts to early voting, voter purges, consolidated polling places, among others.
The result is a severely compromised democracy that doesn’t reflect the will of the people
For this reason, JusticeAid has selected Voter Suppression and Voter Engagement as its 2020 theme and to join with Election Protection in reaching its single-most mission: to ensure that every voter’s voice is heard this election cycle regardless of political affiliation.
ABOUT ELECTION PROTECTION
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Volunteers that assisted voters in 2018 at polling places in 30 states and through EP call centers.*
HOW TO HELP
Election Protection is always looking for volunteers.
- Are you are a paralegal, lawyer, law student, or other legal professional? Sign up here
- Simply passionate about voting rights? Help out at a nonpartisan grassroots poll-monitoring program.
- Email Election Protection to share any questions or concerns, or call 866-OUR-VOTE
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