Protecting the Election

As many of you know, after the 2000 election I began volunteering as a poll monitor, first with the Virginia Democratic Party and later with Election Protection. This year, in light of voter suppression efforts in the 2000 and 2004 elections, and in response to tactics the Republican Party is planning to roll out come November 4, the coalition behind Election Protection is starting a new initiative. In addition to recruiting lawyers and law school students to serve as poll monitors, they are now seeking everyone else to serve as poll workers through Pollworkers for Democracy. If you can manage to get the day off on November 4, I highly encourage you to consider volunteering.