As a nonpartisan organization and nonpartisan coalition respectively, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and its projects and initiatives and Election Protection aim to engage a diverse community with views across the political spectrum. We encourage and welcome your participation on our social media platforms. If you post to one of our social media sites, respond, or comment on one of our posts, you are agreeing to abide by these Community Guidelines, which apply in addition to the Terms and Conditions or other legal notices that are provided by us and the owner of the social media platform (Facebook, Twitter, etc).
By posting on one of our social media platforms, you understand that your posts may be used by us in any way and in any media, including our websites and other social media accounts. Don’t post anything that you wish to keep confidential. In addition, when you post on any of our social media channels, your name, likeness and social media handle will be publicly visible and associated with your post. If we re-use your post elsewhere, your name, likeness and handle may be displayed there as well.
You may not engage in personal attacks, post inflammatory language, or antagonize other community members. You may not post messages or images that are threatening, abusive, harassing, intimidating, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent, illegal or unlawful. Spam is not allowed; we define spam as posting the same message over and over, posts related to commercial promotion, and posts that are entirely unrelated to the goal and work of our organizations. Also prohibited:
- Directly or indirectly participating in, commenting on, or intervening in, any political campaign (federal, state, or local) on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate running for public office, including “liking” political candidates or publishing comments favoring or opposing any candidate;
- Fundraising, or any other solicitation;
- Third party intellectual property, such as any copyright protected material (art, music, videos, written text), or any trade-marks or logos, except with the express consent of the owners of such intellectual property;
- Any plagiarized information;
- Photos and/or videos, including those depicting individuals, unless the photographer (and, where applicable, the depicted individual, and if the depicted individual is a child, the child’s parent’s or legal guardian) or videographer have expressly consented to such use;
- The names of any individuals, and/or other information that could allow anyone to identify the individual(s), such as an address, phone number, social insurance number, license plate number, hometown, school, etc., unless those individuals have expressly consented to such use;
- The names, photographs, voices, or other likeness of celebrities, either living or dead, whether favorable or unfavorable;
- Text, pictures, or links to information that is false, inaccurate, or misleading;
- Third party confidential or non-public information;
- Predatory conduct towards minors;
- All links to third-party, partisan sites;
- Text, pictures, or links to sites that contain gang signs or symbols, gun imagery, political or religious propaganda, derogatory characterizations of any ethnic, racial, sexual or religious group, or depictions of alcohol or drug abuse;
- Links to software viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs or any other computer code or files or disabling mechanisms that are designed to disrupt, damage or limit the functioning of any software, hardware, telecommunications equipment or that interferes with the operation of the social media site.
Content that you post publicly on any of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law or Election Protection social media sites is your own. Even when promoting issues and positions that are in line with our work, your online content does not constitute work or action on behalf of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and its projects and initiatives or Election Protection. We are not responsible in any way for the content of the posts or any actions someone may take as a result of the posts. We reserve the right to delete posts that violate these rules and guidelines and ban any user that repeatedly engages in this behavior.
We do our best to moderate and respond quickly, but we cannot commit to responding to all of your comments and feedback. Please keep in mind that we are a small, busy organization and it may take longer to reach us during periods of high activity (close to elections).
Conversations may stray, but we ask that you try to stay on topic. Off-topic posts may become issues for future discussions, but in the meantime may be moved or deleted without notice.
If you are a minor in your jurisdiction, please do not post your comment without the knowledge and permission of a parent or legal guardian.
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and its projects and initiatives and Election Protection reserve the right to report unlawful behavior and vandalism of our communities to your internet service provider or to law enforcement. In addition, we retain sole discretion to reject posts, delete existing posts, or block users from further participation at any time and without prior notice.
We do not provide legal information or record voting issues online at this time. We cannot guarantee that any information you send us will be kept private and confidential. If you are in need of voting assistance or want to notify us of a voting-related problem, please call our hotline: 866-OUR-VOTE.