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Voter Protection Program

NAPABA Launches 2018 Voter Protection Program

Building on our successful and continuing efforts to encourage lawyers to engage in pro bono voter protection efforts, NAPABA is expanding its Voter Protection Program for 2018 to promote non-partisan voter registration and  protection in the Asian Pacific American community.

In partnership with APIAVote, a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization focused on increasing Asian Pacific American voter engagement, NAPABA will help local Asian Pacific American bar associations and Asian Pacific American law student association implement non-partisan voter registration and protection programs in their local communities. As part of the NAPABA Voter Protection Program, we will continue to partner with leading Asian Pacific American voting rights programs, such as the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), to provide opportunities for lawyers and law students to engage in voter protection for limited English proficient voters at the polls.

Learn more about the program and how to get involved. Watch this webinar.

Sign up to participate in the program here.

Non-partisan Election Activities

Example activities we will help you prepare for include:

  • Promoting National Voter Registration Day – Sept. 25, 2018
  • Holding voter registration drives
  • Organizing non-partisan canvassing or phone-banking
  • Educating limited English proficient communities about their rights and next step after registering
  • Serving as poll monitor/exit poll monitor with AALDEF (in fifteen states) or partners in other states

How You Can Get Involved & Assistance Available

Individual Participants
Individuals who are interested in participating may sign-up to be connected with NAPABA, APIAVote, and AALDEF partners who are engaging in work in their communities.

Bar Associations and APALSAs
Through this program, NAPABA and APIAVote will provide your associations with support and assistance to execute a tailored action plan to engage in non-partisan, non-profit voter engagement and protection efforts through the election.

By signing up, your association can receive assistance including:

  • Help developing an action plan
  • Identify partners to work with in your region
  • Financial assistance from NAPABA

Sign up here.

Program Timeline

  • June 30 - sign-up deadline for the program
  • July - NAPABA and APIAVote will help organizations develop action plans they can execute in their regions
  • August - APIAVote conducts state/locality based trainings for volunteers
  • September - November - Engage in voter registration, engagement, and protection work based on your plan
  • Tuesday, November 6 - Election Day

This NAPABA program is conducted in partnership with APIAVote and with the  support of the NAPABA Pro Bono & Community Service Committee.

Contact us.