I'm not sure if you saw my earlier message but we really need you. Early voting is underway in many states and bad actors are working hard to cause confusion and suppress voter turnout. But there's something you can do from your laptop to help, and it's actually pretty heroic. You can have the backs of Arab American voters by volunteering with the #YallaVote hotline--the only Arabic-language voter protection hotline in the country! We are seeking Arabic speaking legal professionals, and others who are willing to answer voter questions, to assist Arab American voters on November 7 and !Election Day! on November 8. 


If you have never volunteered with the hotline before, don’t worry! You'll get all the training you need.

If you are interested in volunteering on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8, or the day before on November 7 when voters have a lot of last minute questions about where to go, what form of ID to take, and what to expect at the polling place this is how you can help:

1. Sign-up for a volunteer shift:

2. Once you sign up, you'll receive a link to the on-demand training. If you really want to get going and get the training now or take it at any time, go here after you sign up for a shift:

3. After completing training, you'll receive login details for the Election Protection system. If you've volunteered before, please note, Election Protection has just launched an upgraded platform with some great new funcitionality. 


What is YallaVote? 

Launched in 1988, YallaVote is a nonpartisan voter mobilization and civic education campaign that focuses on registering voters, disseminating election information, and encouraging Arab Americans to both run for office and turnout during elections. The YallaVote Hotline is an official parter of Election Protection (EP)–convened by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law–the nation’s largest non-partisan voter protection coalition. 

How can lawyers and other legal volunteers help during COVID-19? 

Trained legal volunteers are needed to staff the hotline. Volunteers will sign up for shifts to answer calls from voters. Volunteers log into the online phone platform through Twillio. Volunteers will enter information about each call into the online database Our Vote Live. The platform has a variety of online resources to assist volunteers in answering voter questions. 

Who can volunteer? 

Lawyers, paralegal, legal assistants and law students with conversational Arabic abilities are especially needed. But, really anyone who is interested in protecting voter access. You'll have all the information you need at your fingertips to help voters.

What do I need in order to volunteer?

All volunteers need to have a desktop computer with access to the internet; software is not compatible with tablets or cell phones. Additionally, headphones with a microphone.


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