Action Alert: ADC Voter Protection Unit Calls for Election Monitors

Volunteers Needed in VA, PA, FL, OH, and MI by Wednesday October 29th
Washington, DC | October 24, 2008 | | As Election Day quickly approaches, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee‘s Voter Protection Unit (ADC-VPU) is calling for volunteers to make a difference and help protect the rights of all voters. The VPU needs the assistance of those willing and available to become Election Monitors. Please e-mail your information; including your name, email address, phone number, and voting district to Upon receiving your information a member of the VPU will be in touch with you to explain the process.
How can you volunteer?
* The first step is to contact the ADC-VPU at by Wednesday, October 29, 2008.
* The VPU will provide you with the necessary training material and detailed steps about the duties of an election monitor and how those duties can be performed.
* When contacting the VPU please include your voting district.
* Election Monitors are needed in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio and Michigan.
* Election Monitors will be placed in polling sites in their voting district.
What is expected of me?
Election Monitor District Representative:
* Will serve as the go-to person to election monitors across a voting district.
* Responsible for contacting the City or County Clerk should an issue arise.
* Set schedules across a district and be responsible for strategically placing monitors.
* Responsible for reporting to the ADC-VPU on the day‘s activities.
* Someone familiar with election monitoring, organized, familiar with the voting district.
Election Monitor:
* Primary responsibility will be to ensure the fairness of the election process.
* Will be placed at a polling station by the District Representative.
* Will be given specific instructions on what to look for on Election Day.
* Will be provided instructions on how to report any acts of voter intimidation
* Willing to commit to a 3-4 hour block and have be able to carry out the duties.
Is there training involved?
* ADC-VPU will forward all interested parties training material via e-mail before the elections.
* On the evening of Wednesday October 29, the ADC-VPU will hold a mandatory conference call for all volunteers.
* During the call all specific details and instructions will be provided. You will also have the opportunity to ask members of the VPU questions about the process.
Please click here to learn more about the ADC-VPU and your voting rights.

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