Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
Press release from the Arizona Advocacy Network:
Anti-Latino groups are preparing to harass voters at the polls.
Volunteers needed to protect the vote in AZ!
This week Sheriff Joe Arpaio sent an alarming email to 800,000 of his loyal supporters asking them to help "STOP ILLEGALS FROM STEALING THE ELECTION!" by joining his "grassroots army of VOTER FRAUD PREVENTION VOLUNTEERS."
Now we are asking for your help to PREVENT VIGILANTES FROM INTIMIDATING VOTERS. AzAN needs YOU to volunteer for One Arizona's Election Protection effort and help ensure that no voter is turned away at the polls on Tuesday.
To volunteer, send an email to email@example.com or call our office at 602-297-2500. We need people to sign up for two and 1/2 hour shifts in the morning (6am to 8:30am) and evenings (4:30pm to 7pm). We are offering trainings throughout the weekend and on Monday.
You will be supported by a team of attorneys ready to take action if voters are being intimidated or turned away at the polls. In 2006 and 2008 our volunteers were able to help hundreds of voters that otherwise would not have voted. This year we expect to help even more. Your participation will make a difference.
Sign up to volunteer by clicking here: firstname.lastname@example.org and letting us know when you can attend a training session. If you have been a volunteer with us in the past, you may not need training.
Saturday, 10/30/2010 at 3:00pm
Sunday, 10/31/2010 at 2:00pm
Monday, 11/1/2010 at 6:00pm
Email us at email@example.com to find out training locations.
Attorneys will standing by to help voters on Election Day at these toll-free hotlines.
Please share these numbers widely!
Thanks for all you do!
Arizona Advocacy Network
1616 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85016