MARYLAND — The Maryland Democratic Party is hiring a Voter Protection Director, thanks to a new investment announced today by the Democratic National Committee (DNC). The Voter Protection Director will lead statewide efforts to ensure Marylanders have access to complete, accurate voting information so that their voices are heard at the ballot box. This role will conduct a robust voter protection program across the state to engage local Democratic central committees, club organizations and more to further bolster the Maryland Democratic Party’s organizing efforts. The party’s voter protection program will be Maryland’s first line of defense against national Republicans’ voter suppression tactics.
This role comes as a part of the DNC’s State Party Innovation Fund program, which is designed to promote innovation and early organizing by hiring more boots on the ground to elect Democrats up and down the ticket and across the country in 2022. With a high-profile gubernatorial race and dozens of races up and down the ballot on the line in Maryland, investment in a voter protection director will position Democrats well to take their case directly to voters and win in November.
Quote from DNC Chair Jaime Harrison:
“Ensuring fair, equitable access to voting is critical to our Democracy–that’s why the Maryland Democratic Party’s new Voter Protection Director will be so important. The DNC and Maryland Democrats are not taking anyone’s voice or vote for granted, and I am proud to announce this latest effort to build Democratic infrastructure in Maryland, keep voters informed and win on Election Day.”
Quote from Maryland Democratic Party Chair Yvette Lewis:
“With this new Voter Protection Director role supported by the DNC, Maryland Democrats will be able to ensure voters’ voices are heard and respected at the ballot box. In spite of Republican attempts to attack voting rights in our communities and nationwide, Maryland Democrats will be able to drive strong turnout on election day with the help of our new Voter Protection Director. I’m excited for this role to be able to reach Marylanders in all parts of our state–from rural counties to large cities–and to encourage participation in our democratic process.”