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Korean, Mandarin, Spanish and Vietnamese Speakers Needed to Support Runoff Elections in GA

Disenfranchised voters can feel like no one cares about their experience. Documenting their stories in the form of declaration statements is a way to ensure that their voices are heard.

Posted October 9, 2020

Background & Context

Note: Must be fluent in Korean, Mandarin, Spanish or Vietnamese to volunteer for this project.

Many voters whose votes were burdened and/or have been completely disenfranchised feel like their issues were their own fault, or that no one cares about their experiences. Listening to peoples’ stories and collecting their declarations is an important way to help ensure that these voters’ voices are heard. Also, declarations have been becoming essential and persuasive evidence in election-related civil rights litigation. The stories help to personalize the legal issues and create an important narrative for courts to visualize how failures in elections systems disenfranchise or unconstitutionally burden voters.

Immediate Problem

During early voting (December 14-31, 2020) and on Election Day (January 5 2021), voters will likely and unfortunately experience many issues at the polls and with absentee voting that in many cases may be indicative of attempts at voter suppression. We want to collect and document voter stories through declarations. We are focused on collecting declarations in Georgia.

We are increasing our outreach and need legal professionals who are fluent in: Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, and Mandarin.

Work & Deliverables

Collect and document voter stories through declarations in Georgia.

• Timeframe (when is the need i.e. now, day of the election, etc.): Declaration collection is an ongoing project; we collect declarations throughout election cycles and as people determine whether their absentee ballots were counted after Election Day. The need for volunteers is now through January 15, 2021.

Project Plan

Preparation Phase

  • An e-mail confirming interest and follow up questions
  • An e-mail to the appropriate team
  • A phone call/e-mail on training

Collaboration Phase

  • Gather declarations (send docusign links and confirm)

Wrap Up

  • Submit declarations

This project is now closed.

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Additional Information

  • Time Commitment: 11-20 hours
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Additional Training Details: The FFA team will train, support and update you as you volunteer.
  • Site-Preference: Remote
  • Open to Law Students: Yes
  • Bar License(s) required: Any Bar License
  • Required Languages: Korean, Mandarin, Spanish, Vietnamese
  • Mentoring Provided: No
  • Supervision Provided: Yes
Fair Fight Action

Fair Fight promotes fair elections in Georgia and around the country, encourage voter participation in elections, and educate voters about elections and their voting rights. Fair Fight brings awareness to the public on election reform, advocates for election reform at all levels, and engages in other voter education programs and communications. Fair Fight has initiated programs to support voter protection programs at state parties around the country and is engaging in partnerships to support and elect pro voting rights, progressive leaders.

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