FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE–October 11, 2019

Power Coalition for Equity and Justice
Turning Out and Protecting Voters

This Election Day, the Power Coalition for Equity and Justice is dedicated to turning out voters AND ensuring that everyone can exercise their right to vote.

We are teaming up with Election Protection, the nation’s largest non-partisan voter protection coalition, to monitor polls across Louisiana and make sure that every voter can make their voice heard through their vote

 

Contacts:

Raegan Carter, Statewide Campaign Director, Power Coalition for Equity and Justice, (225) 408-9301, rcarter@powercoalition.org

Peter Robins-Brown, Communications Director, Power Coalition for Equity and Justice, (504) 256-8196, prb@powercoalition.org

 

NEW ORLEANS, LA | October 11, 2019—Election Day is tomorrow, October 12, and the Power Coalition for Equity and Justice (PCEJ, http://powercoalition.org) has spent the past six weeks canvassing communities across the state, urging voters to turn out and make their voices heard at the polls. And to ensure that everyone has the ability to exercise that right, we have teamed up with Election Protection, the nation’s largest non-partisan voter protection coalition.

 

Our partnership with Election Protection will help us monitor polling locations across the state and give voters who were disenfranchised an outlet to record and challenge the issues they faced. Anybody who has any difficulty voting can also call the Election Protection Hotline at 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683).

 

“The Election Protection coalition was formed in response to widespread voting irregularities and confusion among voters, including misallocation of machines, voting list purges, issues at polling locations, and outright voter intimidation,” according to Janea Jamison, Program Manager at PCEJ. “In response to those issues, we’ve developed a network of volunteer poll monitors across Louisiana, and are always looking to bring on new people who want to help us oversee the voting process.”

 

Throughout Election Day, we will have monitors stationed outside many polling locations, and our statewide team will be available by phone to lodge and help adjudicate voting problems. We urge everyone to get out and vote, and alert one of our monitors or call the Election Protection Hotline if they are met with any obstacles to voting.

 

The Power Coalition for Equity and Justice works to build voice and power in traditionally ignored communities. We are a coalition of groups from across Louisiana whose mission is to organize in impacted communities, educate and turn out voters, and fight for policies that create a more equitable and just system in Louisiana.

 

What: The Power Coalition for Equity and Justice partners with Election Protection to ensure that no voter faces disenfranchisement.

 

When: October 12, 2019 

 

Where: Polling locations, 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683), and http://powercoalition.org/

 

Who: Power Coalition for Equity and Justice (PCEJ) and Election Protection.