Election Protection Coalition Leader On Access To Voting For Communities Of Color

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Civil rights attorney Sophia Hall is one of the leaders of the Massachusetts chapter of the Election Protection coalition, a national nonpartisan group that works year-round to make sure all voters have an equal opportunity to cast their ballots. She says the organization will have more than two thousand voters at polling places in communities across the state.

Hall says her concerns include the voting obstacles facing people for whom English is not their first language. She worries some communities will not be providing the necessary translation services and translative materials as required under the Voting Rights Act. She's also focusing on access to voting in communities of color.

Hall spoke with WBUR's Weekend Edition.

Resources: For the coalition's help line, dial 1-866-OUR-VOTE. Visit the Election Protection coalition's website here

This segment aired on November 1, 2020.

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