*The national Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee) recently announced a partnership with actor/author Hill Harper, who will serve as national spokesperson and help promote the Election Protection program, the nation’s premier nonpartisan election monitoring program.
Through the hotline: 866-OUR-VOTE, the program will expand access to and safeguard the right to vote from coast-to-coast throughout the 2016 presidential election cycle.
“The right to vote is the most precious right in our democracy,” said Harper. “In order to help bring change to America and have your voice heard, we need to remember that every vote counts. Our vote counts. I am looking forward to partnering with the Lawyers’ Committee to support its Election Protection program and other efforts aimed at protecting the right to vote and energizing the public to turnout and participate on Election Day.”
The motivational speaker will also work to promote voting rights and engage stakeholders, including the public, policymakers and the media.
“We continue to witness efforts to make access to the ballot box more difficult across the country,” said Lawyers’ Committee President and Executive Director Kristen Clarke. “Hill Harper’s voice, optimism and longstanding commitment to social justice will help strengthen our efforts to educate voters, promote the Election Protection program and increase voter participation this election cycle. We are thrilled to partner with him around an issue that is truly the bedrock of American democracy.”
Award-winning Hill has long championed social justice causes. He is the founder of the Manifest Your Destiny Foundation, which aims to empower at-risk youth through mentorship, scholarship, and grant programs. Harper is the author of four New York Times bestsellers and he has earned seven NAACP Image Awards for his writing and acting. Hill received a J.D. from Harvard Law School, an M.P.A. from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and a B.A. from Brown University. Harper also holds several Honorary Doctoral Degrees from numerous universities, Dillard University and Howard University.
For more voter information call 866-OUR-VOTE.