CASA Pennsylvania to Dispatch More than 400 Voter Guardians to Polls in York, Lancaster, Dauphin, Montgomery, and Chester Counties to Guarantee Voter Protection for Eligible Voters on Election Day

CASA Pennsylvania to Dispatch More than 400 Voter Guardians to Polls in York, Lancaster, Dauphin, Montgomery, and Chester Counties to Guarantee Voter Protection for Eligible Voters on Election Day

WHAT: Today, CASA Pennsylvania will mobilize more than 400 volunteer ‘voter guardians’ to 126 polling places in York, Lancaster, Dauphin, Montgomery, and Chester counties, to ensure that local eligible voters are protected and able to freely exercise their right to vote.

In the evening, the CASA Pennsylvania-York Office will host a watch party and celebration of voter empowerment, welcoming members and friends to celebrate our nation’s democratic tradition and voter participation as they await the results of local, state and national electoral races. All events will be socially distanced and in compliance with all recommended safety precautions under the COVID-19 pandemic.

WHO: Elizabeth Alex, CASA Chief of Organizing and Leadership and CASA Pennsylvania Staff and Organizers

WHEN & WHERE:

TODAY, ELECTION DAY, November 3, 2020
Voter protection support at the polls: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET

Y.M.C.A. York
90 N Newberry St, York, PA 17401

Crispus Attucks – York
605 S Duke St, York, PA 17401

Martin Luther King Elementary School Lancaster
466 Rockland St, Lancaster, PA 17602

Crispus Attucks – Lancaster
407 Howard Ave, Lancaster, PA 17602

Norristown location – TBA

Election Day Watch Party: 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET
CASA Pennsylvania-York Office
225 E Princess St, York, PA 17403

YORK – Today, on Election Day, CASA Pennsylvania will be deploying teams of volunteer voter guardians to more than 120 voting locations in York, Lancaster, Dauphin, Montgomery, and Chester counties, as a measure to guarantee a safe, fair and free electoral process for eligible voters. Their voter protection work will include the provision of assistance in Spanish to remove barriers for Latino voters, and oversight of the voting process to ensure polling locations and voters observe all COVID-19 safety precautions. CASA Pennsylvania voter guardians will be present at the aforementioned polling locations from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET. This project is the culmination of an intensive voter education, registration, and activation campaign targeting eligible Latinx and working-class voters in Pennsylvania’s capital region.

Following the voter protection work throughout the day, members of the CASA Pennsylvania-York Office will gather in the parking lot of their headquarters at 7 p.m. ET for a socially distanced Election Day watch party to celebrate historically high voter turnout, and CASA’s work over the past year to boost political power and civic engagement within the Latino community.

“This election is critical, especially for the Latino community in the battleground state of Pennsylvania. Puerto Rican voters, newly naturalized citizens, and young first-time voters from the Latino community have the opportunity to play a decisive role in determining election outcomes at all levels if they turnout and make their voices heard. These communities are very clear about what is at stake at the polls, but are also fully aware of the realities of voter suppression, which can prevent their electoral participation and discourage them from showing up. That’s why CASA Pennsylvania has been working tirelessly to make sure every vote counts by leading efforts on the ground to ensure that all eligible voters in Pennsylvania can safely exercise their right to vote in this historic election,” said Mirna González, CASA Pennsylvania lead organizer.

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With over 100,000 members across the states of Maryland, Virginia, and South Central Pennsylvania, CASA is the largest member-based Latino and immigrant organization in the mid-Atlantic region. CASA organizes with and litigates on behalf of low-wage immigrants. Visit us at www.wearecasa.org and follow us on Twitter at @CASAforall.
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