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NEWS BRIEFING TO PROVIDE REAL-TIME INFORMATION ON WHAT VOTERS ARE ENCOUNTERING AT THE POLLS NATIONWIDE

November 4, 2014

NEWS BRIEFING TO PROVIDE REAL-TIME INFORMATION ON WHAT VOTERS

ARE ENCOUNTERING AT THE POLLS NATIONWIDE

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 4, 2014 -- The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and Election Protection (Coalition) will hold a press conference on Election Day – Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 3:00 PM – to provide reporters with a window into the problems impacting American voters, including confusion with voter ID requirements, long lines, voter registration problems, voter intimidation and other irregularities occurring during early voting and on Election Day. 

During the briefing, the nonpartisan coalition will discuss incidents that have come in via the 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683), 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA and 1-888-API-VOTE hotlines and legal and grassroots field programs. The dedicated team of legal experts and trained volunteers entrusted with gathering data before and on Election Day can help media accurately report on the issues impacting eligible Americans’ ability to vote.

When

Who

Description

Tuesday, November 4

3:00 p.m. EDT

  • Barbara Arnwine, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
  • Nicole Austin-Hillery, Brennan Center for Justice
  • Curtis L. Decker, National Disability Rights Network
  • Wade Henderson, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
  • Janaye Ingram, National Action Network
  • Mee Moua, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC
  • Miles Rapport, Common Cause
  • Jerry Vattamala, Asian American Legal Defense
  • Arturo Vargas, NALEO Educational Fund
  • Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Hip Hop Caucus

- Discuss status of   Election Day voting

- Report out voting

 

Why: Changes in state voting laws have caused confusion about what polling locations voters should use and what ID, if any, is needed to vote. Incidents of voter suppression and intimidation, and problems with the local administration of elections in high-interest states, are disturbing and could potentially restrict the ability of eligible voters to cast a ballot. The Election Protection Coalition is a resource positioned to help the general public and media to gain an accurate picture of what is happening at polling stations around the country.

Where: DLA Piper LLP, 500 Eighth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004

OR

Toll free dial-in: D: 888-471-3843

Conference ID: 7816990

How:  RSVP by email to Gil Meneses at guillermo.meneses@gmmb.com