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gully Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:23 PM
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Election Protection Voter Assistance Hotline 1-866-OUR-VOTE
Election Protection Launches National Voter Assistance Hotline 1-866-OUR-VOTE (687- 8683)

EVERYBODY TAKE NOTE OF THIS NUMBER!

And, call your local media to report irregularities immediately in the event of any issues. I would personally urge camera crews take note in any such event.

http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=74932

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 /U.S. Newswire/ -- As the November elections approach, the nonpartisan Election Protection coalition is launching its national 1-866-OUR-VOTE voter assistance hotline and the poll location web site http://www.MyPollingPlace.com 1- 866-OUR-VOTE is the only national voter assistance hotline staffed by live call center operators trained to provide state specific assistance to all voters. Lawyers, poll monitors and additional volunteers will be mobilized in 16 key states across the nation to assist voters in the days leading up to the election and on Election Day. Led by People for the American Way Foundation, the NAACP and the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Election Protection (EP) has operated in every election cycle since 2001, and is the nation's most far-reaching nonpartisan effort to provide voter assistance and protect voter rights. The services will include bilingual assistance for areas with a heavy concentration of Spanish-speaking voters.

Trained volunteers will staff the Hotline providing immediate, state specific, assistance to callers. Call center operators will inform voters and solve problems on issues such as voter identification requirements, voting machine malfunctions, problems at the polling place and voter intimidation. National call centers will be located in Washington, New York, Baltimore and San Francisco. Local call centers will be hosted in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Minnesota.

While the toll-free hotline will be available to voters nationwide, EP's ground operations will be concentrated in precincts most at risk for disenfranchisement, including low- income communities, African American and Latino communities, and areas with a history of voting irregularities. The coalition will operate in Arizona, Florida, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Louisiana, Texas, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, Michigan, Massachusetts, South Carolina and Minnesota:


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InvisibleTouch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:27 PM
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1. Thanks.
As screwed-up as Ohio is, you bet I will have that number in my purse when I go to vote.

Please post this again the night before the election.

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gully Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:29 PM
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4. I'll try to remember to do that.
Thanks.
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hedda_foil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:28 PM
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2. This ought to be a sticky at the top of every forum.
K&R
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gully Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:28 PM
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3. I like that idea.
Thanks hedda_foil.
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gully Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:59 PM
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5. kick, please take note
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Jeffersons Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-01-06 12:17 AM
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6. here's another quickly buried OP... some of us might need that phone #
it's too late to vote it up... maybe someone will repost the phone number later.
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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-01-06 12:20 AM
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7. thanks for bringing some of these threads forward
too many good gems are being buried

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