E-MAIL from Obama for America
August 5, 2008
Real change only happens when new people enter the political process
and make their voices heard.
That's why this campaign is launching an unprecedented Voter Protection
Program that will fight to promote and defend the voting rights of
Attorneys, law students, and those with legal expertise will be
essential in making sure every eligible citizen who wants to vote can
vote -- and that their vote is counted.
Find out how you can lend your skills to make sure every voice is heard
in this election:
In 2004, those with legal expertise -- people like you -- were critical
to the voter protection effort.
Lawyers and legal professionals made sure that registered voters made
it on the rolls and were able to vote. They made sure that ballots were
available and polls stayed open. And they helped reassure voters that
they would not be intimidated.
Despite our stepped-up efforts, problems persisted -- including
deceptive flyers, unnecessary lines, inadequate ballot supplies, and
problems with voting machines.
In a year that will likely see unprecedented turnout, we can't afford
to let our guard down. The stakes could not be higher. This election
has to be different.
That's why the Obama Voter Protection Program has already launched,
earlier than ever before, and will be the most comprehensive voter
protection program in our nation's history, with counsel in 50 states
and a vote protection team on the ground now.
But it won't work without you. Put your legal skills into action and
become a vital part of this historic effort:
Bringing about the change America needs will require all of us doing
our part. Your professional expertise makes you indispensable to this
I hope you will join the Obama Voter Protection program and encourage
your friends and colleagues to do the same.
Obama for America