Sierra Club Legal Team Protects the Election
November 1, 2012
Sierra Club’s legal team took to the streets in early November to protect the democratic principles of this country. There were serious concerns that recent changes to state election laws would confuse voters and election workers during the presidential election, and interfere with the right to vote. Sierra Club attorneys used their legal knowledge and national network of contacts to help Election Protection (a project of Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law) ensure that every voter got to exercise their right to vote.
Many of our own Sierra Club attorneys volunteered to monitor polling stations and hotlines, and many more outside attorneys were recruited by our team to pitch in on Election Day. Some flew to Ohio or other key states to help the effort. One anecdote highlights the reach of the legal team’s work: one of our post-graduate fellows worked as part of a mobile team, traveling to polling places in Virginia, monitoring the number of voting machines, and ensuring that people understood their rights as voters. At one point, this mobile group called the Election Protection hotline center to get clarification on a question, and the volunteer on the other line was Sierra Club attorney Josh Berman!
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