Election Protection coalition gears up for critical 2018 elections
Largest nonpartisan voter protection group activates volunteers across the country to help citizens exercise their right to vote
WASHINGTON — With our country’s attention turned toward ongoing threats to democracy, the Election Protection coalition is activating its national network of lawyers and volunteers to ensure that eligible voters are able to cast ballots during the critical 2018 elections.
Experts from the Election Protection coalition will host a telebriefing to expose outstanding obstacles to voters, and reveal how the coalition is galvanizing its broad network to ensure all eligible voters have the support they need to vote.
What: Election Protection 2018 forecast media telebriefing
- Kristen Clarke, president and executive director, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
- Christine Chen, executive director, Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) Vote
- Carolyn DeWitt, president, Rock the Vote
- Terry Ao Minnis, director of census and voting programs, Asian Americans Advancing Justice
- Marilyn Carpinteyro, regional director, Common Cause
Election Protection is the nation’s largest and oldest nonpartisan voter protection coalition, led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Through its suite of hotlines, including the 866-OUR-VOTE hotline (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 a dedicated team of trained legal and grassroots volunteers, Election Protection helps all American voters, including traditionally disenfranchised groups, gain access to the polls and overcome obstacles to voting. The coalition has more than 100 partners—including Advancement Project, Asian American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Brennan Center for Justice, Common Cause, League of Women Voters of the United States, NAACP, National Bar Association, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, State Voices, Rock the Vote and Verified Voting Foundation—at the national, state and local levels and provides voter protection services nationwide. For more information about Election Protection and the 866-OUR-VOTE hotline, please visit www.866ourvote.org.