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Problems at the Polls? Non-partisan Toll-Free Hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) Available Now Through Election Day

For Immediate Release June 4, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – When voters head to the polls for primary day elections, Election Protection, the nation’s largest nonpartisan voter protection coalition led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, four Election Protection hotlines will be live on primary day during polling hours to assist voters with issues, problems, or questions that arise in the early voting process.

Election Protection stands ready to help ensure that everyone has the opportunity to exercise the fundamental right to vote,” said Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. “The 866-OUR-VOTE hotline is a resource for all voters and would-be voters across the country who seek to report complaints or otherwise access information needed to meaningfully participate in elections in their community.”

Dedicated teams of trained legal and grassroots volunteers, will be available to take voters’ calls on these hotlines : 866-OUR-VOTE (English) – administered by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law; 888-Ve-Y-Vota (Spanish/English) – administered  by the NALEO Educational Fund; 888-API-VOTE (multiple Asian languages/English) – administered  by APIAVote & Asian Americans Advancing Justice-AAJC; and 844-Yalla-US (Arabic/English) – administered by the Arab American Institute.

Election Protection helps all American voters – including traditionally disenfranchised groups – gain access to the polls and overcome obstacles to voting.

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About The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
The Lawyers' Committee, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, was formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to involve the private bar in providing legal services to address racial discrimination. The Lawyers' Committee celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013 as it continued its quest of "Moving America Toward Justice." The principal mission of the Lawyers' Committee is to secure, through the rule of law, equal justice under law, particularly in the areas of fair housing and fair lending, community development, employment, voting, education and environmental justice.

For more information about the Lawyers' Committee, visit www.lawyerscommittee.org.

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