Our Voting Rights Task Force is proud to protect and expand civic participation across the country through litigation and firmwide involvement in volunteer efforts.
Voting Rights Impact Litigation
Together with co-counsel, our Washington Voting Rights Lawsuit challenges alleged discrimination against Latino voters in Benton, Yakima and Chelan counties. According to a report by Investigate West, voters with Spanish surnames in those counties have been much more likely to have their mail-in ballots rejected during a signature matching process compared to non-Latino voters’ ballots.
“No right is more precious in a free country than that of having a voice in the election of those who make the laws under which, as good citizens, we must live. Other rights, even the most basic, are illusory if the right to vote is undermined.”
—Williams v. Rhodes, 393 US 23 (1968)
Voting Rights Volunteering
To support firmwide involvement in voter protection efforts, Gibbs Law Group recognizes Election Day as a firm holiday and allows staff to bill hours to initiatives identified by the Voting Rights Task Force, including volunteer work with nonprofit organizations. Recent work includes:
Research support for state-by-state voter registration guides
Issue-based letter writing to workers to encourage voting
Outreach calls to Texas voters to provide guidance on obtaining required voter ID
Voter registration and protection for significant elections, including the September 2021 recall election in California, the January 5, 2021 runoff elections in Georgia, and Election 2020
“It was inspiring to see poll workers and fellow poll watchers all come together, not to get people to vote in any particular way, but just to be pro-voting.”
—Gibbs Law Group attorney Kyla Gibboney, on volunteering in Election 2020 by participating in poll observing during early voting in Clark County Nevada and Election Day in the Maricopa County “Boiler Room” in Arizona
The Voting Rights Task Force is honored to support projects led by VoteRiders, a national non-partisan, non-profit organization which provides information about voter ID requirements and helps ensure voters have access to proper ID to exercise their right to vote.
Amanda prosecutes a wide range of complex cases in employment law, consumer protection and other areas. Amanda currently serves on the Board of East Bay Community Law Center and has been honored as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers every year since 2018.
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