LULAC NATIONAL HOTLINE GOES LIVE TO HELP STOP LATINO VOTER INTIMIDATION
Nation's Oldest and Largest Latino Civil Rights Organization Issues Be-On-the-Lookout Alert for Polling Place Violations To Suppress Votes
Washington, DC – The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) announced the organization has opened a 24/7 national hotline. The number is (833) MY LULAC or (833) 695-8522. The goal is to help stop the growing trend of voter intimidation at polling sites, including self-proclaimed "poll watchers," some armed with semi-automatic firearms, wearing bulletproof vests, and wearing swat-style masks to hide their identity.
Domingo García – LULAC National President
"Es una vergüenza, it's a shame how low some people will go to try and keep Latinos from voting. The LULAC National Hotline to Stop Latino Intimidation is just one of the actions we're taking to make sure our lawful voters are not turned away, either by fear or an even more subtle form of intimidation, by misinformation. Things like absentee ballots not arriving or having the wrong things on them, like a misspelled name, are not always innocent mistakes. Then there are the divisive political flyers, armed men at polling locations, and political hacks going door-to-door trying to intimidate Latino voters.
We are looking very closely at Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, and Texas, among other states, for tactics like sending Latino voters information about where to vote, except the polling places are closed or have been moved. LULAC wants elections officials to know we are watching them too and will challenge them, in court, if necessary, to ensure that our right to vote, as guaranteed by the Constitution, is a reality, not an empty promise."
The number to call if you have been a victim of voter suppression: (833) My LULAC / (833) 695-8522.