Mountain View, CA (October 19, 2016) – Fenwick & West today announced it is partnering with Election Protection, the nation’s largest nonpartisan voter protection coalition, to help voters navigate the upcoming U.S. presidential election.
The first Election Protection call center in Silicon Valley will be staffed by trained volunteers from Fenwick, local law firms and tech companies. The center will provide callers with voting information and support on November 7-8, 2016, and will be located in Fenwick’s Mountain View, California headquarters.
Volunteers at the Silicon Valley call center will respond to calls from voters through Election Protection’s toll-free hotlines ─ 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683) in English and 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (1-888-839-8682) in Spanish. Hotlines are available to voters who need guidance in understanding their rights, encounter barriers at the polls or have questions during the voting process. Voter information can also be found on the Election Protection site: http://www.866ourvote.org/.
Voter hotlines at the Silicon Valley call center are open:
- Monday, November 7, 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Pacific Time
- Election Day, Tuesday, November 8, 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Pacific Time
About Election Protection
Election Protection is the nation's largest nonpartisan voter protection coalition, led by the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Through its suite of hotlines, including the 866-OUR-VOTE hotline (866-687-8683) administered by the Lawyers’ Committee, 888-VE-Y-VOTA (888-839-8682) administered by NALEO Educational Fund, 888-API-VOTE (888-273-8683) administered by APIAVote and Asian Americans Advancing Justice-AAJC and a dedicated team of trained legal and grassroots volunteers, Election Protection helps all American voters, including traditionally disenfranchised groups, gain access to the polls and overcome obstacles to voting. The coalition has more than 100 partners—including Advancement Project, Asian American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Brennan Center for Justice, Common Cause, League of Women Voters of the United States, NAACP, National Bar Association, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, State Voices, Rock the Vote and Verified Voting Foundation—at the national, state and local levels and provides voter protection services nationwide. For more information about Election Protection and the 866-OUR-VOTE hotline, please visit www.866ourvote.org.
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