What is Voter Protection Legislation?

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May 10, 2017
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Voter protection legislation is about making sure that every American who has a legal right to vote is justly able to cast their ballot. This important task is carried out by the Voter Protection Action Committee, which has legal support of over a thousand total lawyers at polls in all 50 states. In the video, Colson Hicks Eidson partner Julie Braman Kane presents her experience with the VPAC.

Video Transcription:

In the 2010 election cycle I served on the Florida elections commission. And during that cycle I started to see more and more attempts at states across the country establish laws that would make it harder and harder for legitimate, legal and American voters to access their right to vote and to access the polls in this country. After I left the Elections Commission in 2011, I worked with the American Association for Justice. And I founded and shared the VPAC, which is the Voter Protection Action Committee. In the 2012 election, we had over a thousand lawyers in polls across America watching to make sure that people who had a legal right to vote were able to cast their votes. In 2014, we did it again. I enjoyed starting that. I enjoyed chairing it and I’m so honored and grateful that I’ve been able to pass the reigns to two younger lawyers who are going to make sure that in 2016, we have even more legal support across the country, in all 50 states, protecting the right to vote for citizens who should have the right to vote. To reach an attorney at Colson Hicks Eidson, please call us at 305-476-7400. Or you can find us on the web at Colson.com.