March On today announced the launch of the Voter Protection Corps, a program that will aggressively combat voter suppression through training, engaging and mobilizing young organizers in communities vulnerable to disenfranchisement. To form this Corps, March On is recruiting Voter Protection Captains from the Divine 9 Black fraternities and sororities, as well as women, veterans, young professionals, college students and recent graduates.
In 14 key states, including Arizona, these young Corps leaders will establish relationships with local election protection initiatives, election officials and community leaders. Trained by lawyers to know local election laws backwards and forwards, they will help voters to exercise their rights to mail-in voting and early voting. Corps members will train volunteers for a total of 7,000+ Corps members protecting the right to vote.
“With closed polling places, broken machines, long lines and the assault on mail-in ballots, voter suppression efforts have reached dangerous new heights in 2020,” said Andi Pringle, Director of Strategic & Political Campaigns with March On. “Coupled with a global pandemic, these efforts threaten our ability to hold a free, fair and safe election in November. March On is looking for young leaders who are fired up to turn out the vote and protect democracy.”
Captains should live and operate in one of the 14 key states which include AL, AZ, CO, FL, GA, KY, MI, MS, NC, PA, SC, TX, VA and WI.
For more information or to apply to join the Voter Protection Corps, visit WeAreMarchOn.org/voter-
About March On
Founded in 2017, March On is a 501 (c)4 organization focused on harnessing the grassroots energy of mass mobilizations to create political power. March On supports and resources hundreds of local affiliates and organizers nationwide, mobilizes our network for national campaigns, and partners with other progressive organizations on joint initiatives. Since our inception, we have fundamentally shifted the balance of power by moving millions in the streets and to the polls. For more information, visit www.wearemarchon.org.