Volunteer to ensure that all eligible Americans have the ability to cast a meaningful ballot and have their vote counted.
PROTECTING THE RIGHT TO VOTE
In 2011, we began planning the first nonpartisan, community-led Election Protection Project in the Central Valley. Our successful 2012 pilot linked grassroots experts with attorney volunteers and has become a model for organizations to utilize as they implement efforts to protect the fundamental right to vote. At every step of the way, our firm has been conscious of the unique dynamics that community residents encounter and has found ways of elevating the challenges and opportunities in the Central Valley. In 2014, Aida Macedo provided testimony at the California voting rights hearing sponsored by the National Commission on Voting Rights, Protecting Equal Access in a Diverse Democracy: Voting Rights in the Golden State. Our team has also shared best practices with national organizations who have now implemented successful nonpartisan election protection projects throughout the 8-county region of the San Joaquin Valley.
In 2018, our team had 19 expertly trained volunteers deployed over the course of Election Day. From 7 a.m. when the polls opened until 8:00 p.m. when they closed, we had a continuous presence at 36 polling sites which included rural locations like Orange Cove, Reedley, Sanger, Fowler, Coalinga. We also responded to requests for poll monitors at 5 additional polling sites and had volunteer attorneys in Tulare County. Thanks to every volunteer, voters in Fresno County and Tulare County were able to exercise their fundamental right to vote!
Election Day Volunteer Opportunity
Cid and Macedo, Inc., is seeking volunteers to serve as mobile poll observers for our Election Day field program.
Digital on-demand training will be provided so volunteers are well-equipped to spot common voting problems. Volunteers will work in pairs to help monitor polling locations.
By volunteering for a minimum of 3.5 hours at a polling site, you can serve a crucial role in preventing and resolving issues that would otherwise bar eligible Americans access to the ballot box.