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October 11, 2016

Election Protection - Field Program - Election Day, Nov. 8

The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and its coalition partners seek legal volunteers for the legal field program in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Election Day, Nov. 8. Legal field volunteers respond to and monitor problems as they arise at the polls in targeted locations. Field volunteers serve on teams that rotate through specific polling locations. Volunteers are particularly needed for the first shift as most problems occur in the early morning.

Election Protection is the nation's largest non-partisan voter protection coalition and helps all voters across the country. It is not affiliated in any way with any candidate or political party.

Please note - Election Protection is a large, nationwide coalition-led by the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law-and includes LatinoJustice and AALDEF in Pennsylvania. If you indicate that you have language skills when you sign up to volunteer, your contact information will be shared with the Election Protection program that can best utilize those language skills in the communities needing in-language assistance. For more information about Election Protection, please visit

Who can volunteer:

Lawyers, paralegals, legal assistants and law students

Volunteer training:

In-person and on-demand (2 hours; for on-demand, volunteers receive link via email 2-3 weeks before Election Day)

Election Day volunteer support:

FAQs for Pennsylvania, plus on-call experts

Field shifts:

Nov. 8 (4+ hour shifts; 6:30 -11:00 a.m.; 10:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; and 3:15-8:00 p.m.)

Field locations:

Philadelphia and Pittsburgh

How to volunteer:

Volunteers sign up directly here for shift(s):

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