|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 to promote non-partisan voter registration, protection and to encourage those in the Asian Pacific American community to become a poll worker.
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 to provide opportunities for lawyers and law students to engage in voter protection for limited English proficient voters at the polls.
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Together with the ABA, we urge our community members to volunteer as a poll worker. Serving as a poll worker is a tremendous civic duty and integral
to assuring a free and fair election this November, and lawyers are especially suited to help. With the added obstacle of a pandemic this year, finding people who are at lower health risk to assist as poll workers is even more important. States across
the country are predicting a shortage of workers to serve for the November 3 General Election. Even states that vote primarily by mail recognize the particular challenge this year. This is an opportunity for lawyers, and soon-to-be lawyers, to step
up and serve. Poll worker training for lawyers may be eligible for Continuing Legal Education credit.
The NAPABA Affiliate Grant Program was established to support affiliates and national associates in carrying out activities to further their missions and goals. The program offers affiliates and national associates the opportunity to receive funding up to $3,000 annually for projects related to membership development and pro bono activities. Eligible projects include non-partisan civic engagement activities that focus on voter registration; voter education, including increasing access to in-language assistance and materials; election protection; poll monitoring; exit polling. Projects can be done in coordination with other established 501(c)3 programs.
This national training program empowers Asian American and Pacific Islanders in their communities on best practices for voter protection and mobilization. Click the links below for more details or to register for an upcoming training program.
This program is provided in conjunction with APIAVote and the American Bar Association. Contact Development & Programs Manager, Maureen Gelwicks.