ACT BEFORE APR. 15: Support Paper Ballot Bill NOWSubmitted by dabooda on Mon, 04/14/2008 - 19:47
Keep this post bumped all day Apr. 14, Please!
HEADS UP, PEOPLE! This bill requires a paper trail-- no more computerized vote rigging.
Paper Ballots and Audits in Time for Election Day 2008!
Tell Your Congressman to Vote for HR 5036 "The Emergency Election Assistance for Secure Elections Act"
Rep. Steny Hoyer has scheduled a House Floor vote on "The Emergency Election Assistance for Secure Elections Act" for this Tuesday.
In just a few days the Majority Leader received hundreds of letters from TrueVoters and he quickly scheduled a vote. Your response helped make the difference.
Now our goal is as strong a House vote as possible to demonstrate that all Americans agree we need to have a true vote - a vote we can trust.
Two steps are needed:
1. Send this email to people you know - especially, outside of Maryland. We need a national vote. The http://truevotemd.org/website is set up to send emails to every member of Congress from voters in their district. (HERE http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/1331/t/3732/campaign.js...) Forward this email widely and urge those who receive it to do the same.
2. Send a letter to your representative in Congress. Click HERE http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/1331/t/3732/campaign.js... to send the letter. While this federal bill will not change Maryland law (transition to paper-ballots is in 2010) we need our representatives to help build a large majority in the House.
Only 17 states have a voter verified paper record and require an audit (For example, Maryland does not require an audit). H.R. 5036 will help ensure election integrity in time for the November 2008 election by providing funds for voter verified paper records and audits of the vote on Election Day.
On Tuesday, April 15 the U.S. House of Representatives will vote so please send the letter IMMEDIATELY. Click HERE http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/1331/t/3732/campaign.js... to send the letter.
Counting the vote right in a way people can trust is the foundation of legitimate government. We know the solution. Now we must make transparent democracy national.
P.S. Thank Rep. Hoyer at http://hoyer.house.gov/contact/email.asp.
PLEASE FORWARD THIS EMAIL TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW.