Monday, November 03, 2008


The Election Protection coalition is a non-partisan effort to make every vote count in tomorrow's historic election.

If you, your patrons or anyone else encounters voter problems during the Nov. 4th election please call 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683) for assistance.

For more information about Election Protection see

Tip of the hat to Carol Avery Nicholson and the ALL-SIS listserve for bringing this excellent effort to OOTJ's attention. Media, legal, faith groups and civil rights groups have all banded together on this effort, one of the largest to try to ensure that all properly registered voters can vote this election. The American Bar Association, the American Civil Liberties Union, N.A.A.C.P., and giants like MS-NBC and NBC are among the groups involved, as well as newer media like You Tube. They will be monitoring the election's validity live.

So, people, if you are hassled when you try to vote, or see others hassled as they try to vote, call it in, or use your Blackberry to notify this group. The website also has easy ways to volunteer if you are interested in assisting this group. Visit their website, which is full of information & links. It's a very interesting use of social media to respond to a new wave of voter intimidation & disinformation campaign in some parts of the country.

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