Voting is a fundamental right, and yet since its conception, we’ve seen politicians and government institutions suppressing Americans’ right to vote through voter identification laws, restrictions on mail-in and early voting, and unnecessary obstacles to registration.
Through our partnership with Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus, LCCRSF trained and mobilized over 200 volunteers to monitor over 500 polling places and voting centers across 12 counties in Northern California and the Central Valley during the 2020 primary election. Today we continue to play a critical role in protecting California elections from voter suppression and upholding equal access to the ballot, through our partnership and additional case and legislative work.
California’s September 14th Recall Election
Voting & Election Protection Pro Bono Opportunities
We work to dismantle systems of oppression and racism by advancing racial justice, economic justice, and immigrant justice. LCCRSF does not endorse candidates, but we do fight for the civil rights of the most vulnerable and marginalized Californians, and we care deeply about the issues that impact them.
The September 14, 2021 Gubernatorial Recall Election is critical for California, our civil rights work and our democracy. We encourage you to cast your ballot and make sure your voice is heard.
Below you will find voting rights resources as well as opportunities to volunteer your time to pro bono election protection.
(1) Make a Voting Plan
We encourage you to make a voting plan and to vote early. Click here to learn more about making a plan to vote!
You can either vote by mail or vote in-person on the day of the election on September 14th. If you are unsure of your registration status, check here.
For a more in-depth look into California elections, please refer to the Election Protection coalition’s Frequently Asked Questions.
(3) Volunteer Your Pro Bono Time to Election Protection
The Election Protection coalition, comprised of over 100 state and local partners including the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, works year-round to provide nonpartisan voter protection nationwide, particularly disenfranchised voter who face obstacles to voting. For the September 14, 2021, California Gubernatorial Recall Election, the Election Protection coalition will be operating the English-language 866-OUR-VOTE hotline on weekdays. Language assistance hotlines are also available, including Spanish at 888-VE-Y-VOTA and eight Asian languages at 888-API-VOTES. During the days of early voting, the hotline will be voicemail response only. The English-language hotline will be taking live calls on September 14 from 5 AM to 8 PM PT.
Sign Up Here: We encourage volunteers to sign up for shifts by visiting https://electionprotection.wetheaction.org/. Please be sure to check the website periodically as additional shifts are added daily.
Volunteers can begin learning about California voting procedures generally and more specifically around the Recall Election by visiting https://866ourvote.org/state/california/.
(4) Share Election Protection & Know Your Voting Rights Materials
- Voting Resources from Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus (Multiple Languages)
- What Are My Accessible Voting Options for the September 2021 Statewide Recall Election? – Disability Rights California
- Know Your Voting Rights – ACLU