AAJ Voter Protection Action Committee | The American Association For Justice

AAJ Voter Protection Action Committee

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Are you a lawyer, paralegal, or law student? 

The right to vote in American democracy should ensure that every person's voice is heard, regardless of who the vote is cast for. But in recent years, we've seen efforts to suppress voters' access to the polls across the country. AAJ’s Voter Protection Action Committee (VPAC) is counting on you and your colleagues to help protect the rights of voters. By volunteering on Election Day and during Early Voting, you can help ensure that voters have fair and equal access to cast their ballots. AAJ is coordinating with national organizations to identify lawyers, paralegals, and law students who can be poll monitors or call center volunteers.

Your help is critical to ensure American citizens’ rights to vote and the candidates’ rights to have all voters’ voices considered and counted.

How can I volunteer? 

AAJ has partnered with the following organizations for the 2018 midterm election cycle. Sign up through the links below with both partisan and non-partisan organizations.

Needs for Sen. Jon Tester in Montana:

  • There are two roles that we need to fill: poll monitor (the highest need), or hotline volunteer
  • To be a poll monitor you do NOT need to be a registered Montana voter, and for all positions volunteer training will be given.
  • Please go to this link and sign up!  
  • In the referral field of the form, please list AAJ so we can track where our members are volunteering.

Needs for Jacky Rosen for Senate in Nevada:

  • There is one role that we need to fill: poll monitor in Clark County and Washoe County​
  • To be a poll monitor you do NOT need to be a registered Nevada voter, and for all positions volunteer training will be given.
  • Please go to this link and sign up!  
  • In the “Anything else we should know” field of the form, please list AAJ so we can track where our members are volunteering.

Needs for Krysten Sinema for Senate in Arizona:

  • There are two roles that we need to fill: poll monitor (highest need), or hotline volunteer in Phoenix ​
  • To be a poll monitor you do NOT be a registered Arizona voter, and for all positions volunteer training will be given.
  • Please go to this link and sign up!
  • In the referral field of the form, please list AAJ so we can track where are members are volunteering.

Needs for Sen. Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota:

  • There are two roles that we need to fill: poll monitor, or liaison with county auditors (if you have an already established relationship)​
  • To be a To be a poll monitor you do NOT need to be a registered North Dakota voter, and for all positions volunteer training will be given.
  • Please go to this link to sign up!
  • In the notes field of the form, please list AAJ so we can track where our members are volunteering.

Needs for Sen. Claire McCaskill in Missouri:

  • There are three roles that we need to fill: poll monitor (the highest need), roving poll monitor, and hotline volunteer​
  • To be a poll monitor you must be a registered Missouri voter, and for all positions volunteer training will be given.
  • Please go to this link and sign up!
  • In the notes field of the form, please list AAJ so we can track where our members are volunteering.

Needs for Sen. Bill Nelson in Florida:

  • There are two roles that we need to fill: poll monitor (the highest need), or hotline volunteer​
  • To be a poll monitor you must be a registered Florida voter, and for all positions volunteer training will be given.
  • Please go to this link and sign up!  
  • In the notes field of the form, please list AAJ so we can track where our members are volunteering

Needs for Sen. Joe Donnelly in Indiana:

  • There are two roles that we need to fill: poll monitor (the highest need), or hotline volunteer
  • To be a poll monitor you must be a registered Indiana voter, and for all positions volunteer training will be given.
  • Please go to this link and sign up!
  • In the "Any questions for us" field of the form, please list AAJ so we can track where our members are volunteering.

Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law:

  • Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is a national, nonpartison coalition formed to ensure that all voters have an equal opportunity to make their voices heard. 
  • Legal field volunteers are needed during early voting and on Election Day throughout the country. Call center volunteers are needed in cities across the country from September 25 through Election Day. 
  • Interested? Sign up here 
  • Remember to list American Association for Justice in the "referred by" section to get counted! 

Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee:

  • Poll watchers are needed in states with tough Senatorial races during early voting through Election Day. Remote legal field volunteers are needed to help develop training materials and with recruitment.
  • Interested? Sign up here 
  • Remember to list American Association for Justice as your Organization to get counted! 

Questions? Contact outreach@justice.org 

Need to report a problem at the polls? Call the Election Protection Hotline at 866-OUR-VOTE. 

To learn more about voting and volunteer information specific to your state click here.