WE NEED YOU ON THE FRONTLINES
Our right to vote won’t be taken away on our watch.
America is facing a record shortage of poll workers this year due to the coronavirus. That could mean closed voting precincts and long delays in our communities.
WHY WE NEED YOU
Our democracy depends on ordinary people -- like you -- who make sure elections run smoothly and everyone's vote is counted. They’re the poll workers who staff voting precincts on Election Day.
Traditionally, most of the poll workers that sign up for Election Day shifts are over the age of 60 -- but as you know, these aren’t normal times.
Because older Americans are the most at-risk during this pandemic, fewer are signing up for the job. This could cause thousands of polling places to close, making it harder for people -- especially people of color -- to vote in the 2020 election.
Historically, African Americans have been some of those most affected by hours-long waits to vote. Now, COVID threatens to make it worse.
It doesn't have to be this way.
You got this
We have already seen the galvanizing force of youth and black voices across the country in the wake of the death of George Floyd. Voices of those standing in the streets in protest chanting “Black Lives Matter” and imploring those in power to take notice.
You marched. You demanded change. Now, we’ve got to take advantage of the moment.
We’ve got to protect our power.
More Than a Vote, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and Power The Polls are asking you to fight voter suppression by serving as a poll worker to ensure everyone in your community can safely vote this fall.
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