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Arizona Democracy Resource Center

Election Protection AZ Legal Working Group

Help prepare on the ground organizations to respond to elections threats & subversion.

Posted September 22, 2022

Background & Context

This work could include writing and editing legal declarations for on-the-ground volunteers to use when interacting with disenfranchised voters, representing an organization in a lawsuit against the state or a county, and more.

Immediate Problem

Arizona has been flagged as the state with the highest likelihood of elections related violence in the country, and candidates perpetuating the "big lie" that elections are rigged, are polling well. We are deeply concerned that there will be threats of violence during the voting period, and that multiple winners and losers will declare election fraud and take action in whatever power they can to overturn the results. We need to be prepared for all of these possibilities and you can help us do that.

Work & Deliverables

Join the local legal working group meetings, Wednesdays at 2 pm Arizona Time, to discuss our best legal options in response to voter suppression during the General Election voting period, and to election threats and subversion during the election canvass and certification process.

Project Plan

Preparation Phase

  • Meet with one of the current working group members

Collaboration Phase

  • Work on deliverables set by the group
  • Join weekly meetings as needed

Wrap Up

  • Track as needed
  • Give feedback on the efficacy of the group

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Additional Information

  • Time Commitment: 11-20 hours
  • Training Provided: No
  • Site-Preference: Remote
  • Open to Law Students: No
  • Bar License(s) required: Any Bar License
  • Required Languages: None
  • Signup Deadline: November 11, 2022
  • Deliverables Due: December 2, 2022
  • Mentoring Provided: No
  • Supervision Provided: Yes
Arizona Democracy Resource Center

ADRC is dedicated to empowering community members and encouraging civic participation. The Resource Center advocates for equitable representation for all Arizonans and work closely with community leaders to protect our democracy. We are committed to dismantling structural barriers to democratic participation, supporting community self-determination, and investing in local leadership. Our programs include Election Protection Arizona, Second Chance Rights Restoration & Jail Based Voting, and local democracy initiatives.

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