Volunteer to Protect the Vote with Common Cause

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Common Cause is a nonpartisan grassroots organization whose mission is to uphold the core values of American Democracy. They are currently recruiting volunteers to answer voters’ questions at polling places and to assist voters in reporting any bad practices at polling places to election authorities on Election Day. Common Cause is specifically targeting areas where competitive races are taking place and voters have historically faced barriers to voting.

Prior to Election Day, volunteers will need to register for a 90-minute training where they will be provided with all the information and tools necessary to be a poll monitor. After volunteers complete their training, poll monitors will take a two-hour shift at a polling place in their community on Election Day.

CLICK HERE to register for a poll monitor training right now.

If you have any questions, please contact ajohnson@commoncause.org

Intern for a New York State Assembly Race

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The Dan Quart’s campaign for NYS Assembly is looking for individuals interested in learning how a campaign works and how to help a Democratic Assembly member. No experience is necessary and hours are flexible with a small requirement.

Furthermore, the campaign is offering a fellowship program for applicants who are looking to further their campaign involvement. Fellows will be required to have a greater time commitment than interns and will participate in a Field Organizer Training Program where they will learn the basics of campaign field work, but also gain knowledge about grassroots organizing.

If you have any questions, call 347-520-5422 or email nysacampaignintern@outlook.com. The application can be found HERE.

Trial Advocacy Opportunity with the NYC Law Department (John Jay Students only)

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The New York City Law Deportment is in need of volunteers to serve as jurors for their trial advocacy program which supports junior attorneys at Fordham Law School. This is a great opportunity for students to learn about trial practice and to learn about the work that is done by the Law Department.

The program will be held on Friday, January 13 from 9 am until 5 pm at Fordham Law School.  A light breakfast and lunch will be served.

If you would like to volunteer your time on January 13th, please e-mail John Campbell at the Law Department at jcampbel@law.nyc.gov.  If you have any questions, you can e-mail or call John at 212-356-4081.  Please treat this as a firm commitment if you agree to volunteer because people are relying on your participation for the program to run effectively.