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UCLA School of Law Hosts Election Protection Hotline to Field Questions and Address Concerns on Election Day


MEDIA ADVISORY

November 1, 2012

ATTENTION EDITORS AND REPORTERS

WHAT: On Tuesday, November 6, 2012, UCLA School of Law will host an Election Protection hotline, a toll-free, nonpartisan resource to answer voter questions on Election Day.

The law school’s clinical lab will be turned into a local call center, joining the law firms of Reed Smith and Munger, Tolles & Olson and the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials in servicing the southern California area.  Voters in southern California who encounter a problem at the polls and call the Election Protection hotline number (866-OUR-VOTE) will be routed to one of these call centers. The effort is intended to ensure that eligible voters are able to cast a ballot that counts on Election Day. 

WHO: UCLA School of Law students, alumni and staff members, along with volunteers from the community, will staff the law school’s hotline. The UCLA School of Law call center effort is being coordinated by the law school’s David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy and is supported by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

Election Protection, a coalition of more than 100 local, state and national partners coordinated by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, is the nation’s most ambitious nonpartisan effort to prevent Election Day disenfranchisement. 

WHEN | WHERE:
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
6:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
UCLA School of Law, Clinical Lab, Room 1472

MEDIA CONTACT:  Sara Rouche, rouche@law.ucla.edu, 310-206-2221