Election Protection 2004

October 20, 2004

And now, for the goody two-shoes public service announcement of the day: A coalition of civil rights group called Election Proctection 2004 is asking for volunteers to help monitor voting in polling places & distribute info about voters' rights. Got legal expertise? Even better. You're needed to help staff a hotline where people can report voting problems. What kind of problems? Besides the obvious (hello uncounted votes), lots can happen, like polling places closing when there are still people waiting in line, poll workers harassing voters, and the failure of some polling places to provide translated materials.

The coalition includes many vernerable organizations including the NAACP, National Asian Pacifica American Legal Consortium, the Asian Law Caucus right here in the Bay, Asian Pacific American Legal Center in So Cal, and AALDEF in NYC.

Click here to volunteer.

Contributor: 

Melissa Hung

Founding Editor

Melissa Hung is the founding editor of Hyphen. She served as editor in chief for its first five years and went on to wear many other hats at the magazine. She is a writer and independent journalist. Her essays and reported stories have appeared in NPR, Vogue, Pacific Standard, Catapult, and Shondaland, among others. A native Texan, she lives in California. Find her on Twitter and Instagram.