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Election Protection Hotline Available to Help Voters During National Voter Registration Day on September 22

For Immediate Release September 14, 2015


Stacie B. Burgess
Director of Communications and External Affairs
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
(202) 662-8317/(202) 445-6101 (cell)
[email protected]

Washington, D.C., September 14, 2015Election Protection will join hundreds of organizations across the country in a national effort to register people to vote on September 22 during National Voter Registration Day. To facilitate national, state and local partners’ efforts to register voters, the nationwide non-partisan Election Protection (EP) Hotline, 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683), will be answering calls live from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST, helping voters verify their registration status and navigate the registration process.

Election Protection will assist voters as they prepare for this year’s statewide elections in Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia, as well as those who want to get a head start and make sure they are ready to vote in the 2016 presidential elections. With an eye toward 2016, the theme for this year’s National Voter Registration Day is “Celebrating Democracy in America.” National Voter Registration Day celebrates and encourages voters to take the important first step in participating in our democracy by registering to vote in order to have their voices heard at the ballot box.

WHAT:           Election Protection Hotline (1-866-OUR-VOTE) available to help voters in real time during  National Registration Day

WHEN:           Tuesday, September 22, 2015
10 a.m. – 9 p.m. EST

Note: The Hotline is available to assist voters year-round. However, oftentimes voters will be directed to voicemail and their call will be returned in one to two business days. On National Voter Registration Day, volunteers will be available to answer voters’ calls in real time.

About Election Protection
Election Protection is the nation’s largest nonpartisan voter protection coalition, led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Through its suite of hotlines, including the 1-866-OUR-VOTE hotline (1-866-687-8683) administered by the Lawyers’ Committee, 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (1-888-839-8682) administered by NALEO Educational Fund, 1-888-API-VOTE (1-888-273-8683) administered by APIAVote and Asian Americans Advancing Justice-AAJC and dedicated team of legal experts and trained 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 150 partners – including Common Cause, National Bar Association, State Voices, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-AAJC, APIAVote, National Disability Rights Network, Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund (NALEO), Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Rock the Vote, the Hip Hop Caucus, Verified Voting Foundation, NAACP, Advancement Project, and the Brennan Center for Justice – at the national, state and local level and is providing voter protection services nationwide. For more information visit www.866ourvote.org.


Stacie B. Burgess (formerly Royster)
Director of Communications and External Affairs
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
1401 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20005
Direct Phone:  202-662-8317
Main Office Phone:  202-662-8600
Mobile:  202-445-6101
Fax:  202-783-0857
E-mail: [email protected]

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