Our beliefs and commitment inspired us to create Manatt Votes―a nonpartisan, nationwide initiative providing resources to facilitate and support the right to exercise one of the most precious and fought for rights as Americans―the right to vote.
“The future of this republic is in the hands of the American voter.”
– Abraham Lincoln
“Someone struggled for your right to vote. Use it.”
– Susan B. Anthony
“Too many people fought too hard to make sure all citizens of all colors, races, ethnicities, genders, and abilities can vote to think that not voting somehow sends a message.”
– Luis Gutierrez
“I have been beaten, my skull fractured, and arrested more than forty times so that each and every person has the right to register and vote. Friends of [mine] gave their lives. Do your part. Get out there and vote like you’ve never voted before.”
– John Lewis
Our Manatt Votes initiative focuses on:
- Supporting voter registration and vote by mail for all members of our nationwide Manatt team, our friends, our families and the communities in which we reside, and the communities in which our offices are located, regardless of party affiliation. Note that we also offer time off to our employees to vote in person on Election Day; we encourage everyone to vote in a safe and socially distant manner.
- Assisting the nonpartisan Election Protection (EP) coalition to ensure voters throughout the country have an equal opportunity to vote and have that vote counted.
- Ongoing pro bono impact litigation relating to voter rights and encouragement of civic engagement throughout the Manatt community.
To further support our Manatt Votes initiative, we created a 50-State Voter Registration and Vote-by-Mail Resource Center. All are welcome to use this resource to find key dates and information about voting in any of the 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. Note that the Resource Center is for informational purposes only; it is not intended to provide legal advice or to create an attorney-client relationship.