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How Lawyers Can GET OUT THE VOTE 
Voting is a superpower

How you as a lawyer can help get out the vote

The 2020 general election will have a profound impact on our communities. It is important that every American has the information they need and a plan to vote. Are you interested in getting involved? We’ve collected a series of resources for education and action below.

Educate yourself:

ACBA/CHBA Racial Equity Series: Town Hall on Voting Rights & Voter Suppression watch the recording here

Cornell Black Lawyers Alumni Voting Rights Town Hall – link coming soon

ACBA/LWV Pros and Cons of November Ballot Measures watch the recording here

ACBA/LWV Judicial Candidate Forum – watch the recording here

10 Tips from Madam President (of the National Bar Association) on Protecting Voting Rights  – View the tips here

Upcoming Events

ACBA/CHBA Reparations: More than Financial 10/9 RSVP here

ACBA Virtual Letter Writing Party with Vote Forward 10/14 (before the documentary) RSVP here

ACBA Movie Night: Stacey Abrams Documentary – All In: The Fight For Democracy 10/14 RSVP here

Actions you can take

National Election Protection Hotline: Thousands of lawyers and voting rights activists volunteer to ensure every voter’s voice is heard at the polls

Asian Law Caucus Poll Monitoring – Be a part of Advancing Justice – ALC’s long-running poll monitoring program and help protect democracy here in California

Common Cause: If you agree that every eligible voter deserves to have their voice count, you can take action from home or in person by serving as a nonpartisan Election Protection volunteer. Will you sign up to be one of them? 

National Bar Association  – Note that the page has a video on Election Protection as well so please scroll down so you can see. See also for more specific ways to get involved.