Voter Protection Corps Seeking Voter Protection Fellows
BC Law alum and Executive Director of Voter Protection Corps, Bob LaRocca seeks volunteer fellows through Election Day. Click here to learn more and view the application. They plan to start Fellows on September 8.
Lawyers for Civil Rights & Election Protection
Lawyers for Civil Rights (LCR) is recruiting volunteers for Election Protection, which is the Nation’s oldest and largest non-partisan voter protection coalition program. This November, they need BC Law’s help to make sure eligible Massachusetts voters are able to cast a meaningful ballot on Election Day.
Each term, LCR recruits pro bono attorneys, students, and concerned community members to help voters in real time and to identify election law violations around the Commonwealth. These volunteers ensure that the election runs smoothly and fairly by answering calls placed to the remote statewide hotline, monitoring polling sites, and monitoring social media and news outlets. Given the current climate and new election laws that were passed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Election Protection volunteers will be even more critical this November.
There will be a virtual training for volunteers prior to Election Day, and the time commitment on November 3rd is three hours. COVID-related social distancing precautions will be in place for all volunteers.
If you are interested in volunteering, fill out the online form, available here: bit.ly/VolunteerMassEP2020.
NH Democratic Party Seeks BC Law Student Volunteers for Voter Protection
The New Hampshire Democratic Party is looking for BC Law students to help with their voter protection efforts. Voter protection is the legal work required to help voters navigate their state’s election laws to ensure that all eligible and interested voters can legally cast their ballot. This year, voter protection is particularly important, due to the COVID crisis and changes to election law related to the pandemic. Voter protection work is substantive legal work that can be put on a resume and can qualify as pro bono hours. You do not need experience in politics, knowledge of election law, or a method of transportation to participate. It can be as low of a commitment as you would like it to be and some of the work can be done remotely. Interested in learning more about voter protection opportunities? Sign up. Contact Tim Hegedus, a 2L student at BC Law, at HegedusT@bc.edu with questions or concerns.