In the U.S., it is illegal to intimidate, threaten or harass voters. However, many marginalized communities face threats or obstacles that prevent them from exercising their right to vote.
Know your rights and learn about the laws in your state before you go to the polls. This PSA highlights tips on how to document voter intimidation safely and effectively.
Report intimidation to the Election Protection Hotline at 1-866-OUR-VOTE/1-866-687-8683
WITNESS is an international human rights organization that helps people use video and technology to protect human rights.
Today, technology – mobile phones – are in the hands of millions of bystanders and active witnesses, making it harder to file false police reports, creating a road to justice, and showing the bigger systemic picture of structural racism and white supremacy.
Peter Gabriel founded WITNESS after the violent police beating of Rodney King was captured on video.The video back then – similar to the video of George Floyd’s murder – inspired protests as the video documented the brutal beating of Rodney King by the Los Angeles police.
Learn more about WITNESS by clicking here.