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For Immediate Release


 Don Owens,, c. (202) 934-1880 

Lacy Crawford,, c. (252) 292-6088

Press Release

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law to Provide Live Updates About Barriers Faced by Voters on Election Day

Calls received by the national election protection hotline will be discussed.

To provide real-time updates of problems voters are facing at the polls, information about barriers to the ballot box and where emergency litigation is being filed, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law will be holding four, 30-minute telephone press calls on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3. The national Lawyers’ Committee will be providing up-to-the-minute data using information acquired from the national Election Protection Hotline.  

The Election Protection Hotline is used by voters in all 50 states, and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law will give feedback from specific calls and data to discuss voter suppression, issues voters faced when casting their ballot and the legal strategies for response. This election season, the national Lawyers’ Committee has filed nearly 30 lawsuits to expand access to voting and has been on the frontlines of encouraging voter education and voter turnout.

WHO: Kristen Clarke, president and executive director, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law 


  • Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 10:30 a.m. EST, (877) 876- 9173
  • Verbal Conference ID: “ElectionNow”
  • Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 1 p.m. EST, (866) 518-6930
  • Verbal Conference ID: “ElectionNow2”
  • Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 4:30 p.m. EST, (800) 909-7113
  • Verbal Conference ID: “ElectionNow3”
  • Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. EST, (800) 347-7407
  • Verbal Conference ID: “ElectionNow4” 


The Lawyers’ Committee is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to enlist the private bar’s leadership and resources in combating racial discrimination and the resulting inequality of opportunity – work that continues to be vital today.

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