The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is the lead partner of the non-partisan Election Protection coalition, of which VoteRiders is also a partner. It was formed to ensure that all voters have an equal opportunity to participate in the political process.
The coalition features state-of-the-art hotlines: 1-866-OUR-VOTE (866ourvote.org), administered by the Lawyers’ Committee, and 1-888-Ve-Y-Vota (http://veyvota.yaeshora.info/), administered by the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Education Fund. These and other coalition resources provide comprehensive voter information and advice on how citizens can make sure their vote is counted.
The Election Protection coalition has also created a smartphone app in English and Spanish that provides information and resources needed by voters to fully participate in elections. Click here to download the app.
The Family Unit, Inc.
The Family Unit, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Sumter, SC. The organization’s mission includes the encouragement of voter participation. The Founders are Drs. Brenda and Joseph Williams. Below are videos, radio interviews and news articles featuring the Williams and The Family Unit:
Dr. Brenda Williams featured in CNN's "Voters prepare for voter ID hurdles."
- Voters prepare for voter ID hurdles
- S.C. votes without new voter ID law
- Voters' Champion Brenda Williams
- Dr. Brenda Williams
- South Carolina physician Brenda Williams - registering voters one patient at a time
Pennsylvania Voter ID Coalition
The Pennsylvania Voter ID Coalition was created by Philadelphia’s non-partisan Committee of Seventy to educate and assist voters throughout the state about Pennsylvania’s voter ID law and its requirements. There are 176 groups (and growing!) members of the Coalition. Coalition members are engaged in education, speaker trainings, voter ID fairs, door-to-door canvassing, phone banking, legal clinics and transportation as well as voter registration.
For information on voter ID events throughout Philadelphia and surrounding areas scroll to the bottom of the Coalition’s webpage to view their event calendar.
For additional information contact Molly Morrill at [email protected] or 215-557-3600 ext. 107.
Video the Vote
Video the Vote's mission is to ensure timely, complete and accurate reporting of voter suppression and election irregularities by organizing citizen journalists to document elections in their communities.
Video the Vote (VtV) operates through a simple three-step process.
- Volunteers sign up online, giving their email address, cell phone number and video proficiency.
- On Election Day, VtV has volunteers monitoring national voter protection hotlines. When calls come in that warrant documentation, VtV dispatches the closest volunteer to get the story. They also obtain footage from roving videographers, documenting the election process in their communities.
- Volunteers then upload their footage to the VtV website, where it is available for immediate viewing by the media and the public.
VoteRiders has partnered with Video the Vote to document Citizen Stories - videos about citizen voters' compelling experiences with getting voter ID. If you have a story to tell or know someone who does, please Contact Us and we will try to connect you with a VtV volunteer in your area.