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Election Protection

This election, the AFT is collaborating with the national, nonpartisan Election Protection coalition to identify volunteers with legal backgrounds and connect them with opportunities to educate citizens about the election process and make sure every voter is prepared to vote.

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Protect Our Democracy: Work the Polls

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The AFT is committed to ensuring a strong American democracy, and that includes mobilizing on all fronts to make sure every voter’s voice is heard at the ballot box this November. It’s why we encourage our members, families, friends and allies to vote by mail; and it’s why we support election protection efforts nationwide. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, experts predict that we could be short 250,000 poll workers across the country. In combination with wide voter suppression efforts in some states, we could see a dangerously low number of polling locations and hour-long waits for both voting and ballot counting. We need people to step up and make sure everyone has the chance to vote safely and securely this year. Needs and opportunities vary by state, but most of these positions are paid; many local governments and polling places are in dire need if your help.

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