Secure Accurate Elections believes that this emergency bill will encourage some states and jurisdictions to adopt a paper ballot based election system for November 2008 because of the financial incentive. We will have to work hard to get the next Congress to pass a more restrictive bill that will better protect our votes. For November 2008 we must get this legislation passed.
TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE TO PASS THIS BILL FOR THE NOVEMBER 2008 ELECTION
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TELL CONGRESS TO PASS HR 5036 - EMERGENCY BILL FOR SECURE ELECTIONS IN 2008
Then Contact Senator Diane Feinstein Senator Feinstein is Chair of the Senate Committee dealing with Elections
Let her know the Senate needs to pass similar legislation.[url=http://dfa.meetup.com/23/calendar/7663299/]The San Diego Democracy for America?
Tell your representatives in Congress and the Senate that you want the whole country to vote on paper and audit those votes by November 2008.
UNIVERSAL RIGHT TO VOTE BY MAIL ACT (H.R. 281) BY SAN DIEGO REPRESENTATIVE SUSAN DAVIS
House Administration Committee Passes H.R. 281 - Davis?s No Excuse Absentee Ballot Legislation Which Now Goes To The Floor.
The bill by Rep. Susan Davis to lift restrictions for voting by mail in some states was approved by the House Administration Committee. The Universal Right to Vote by Mail Act (H.R. 281) was reported to the full House on a voice vote.
?This straightforward bill would simply give any eligible voter the option of voting by absentee ballot,? said Davis, a member of the committee. ?No longer would an antiquated patchwork of state laws prevent voters from voting because they have work, family or other commitments. We will level the playing field by allowing voters in the states that do not have No Excuse Absentee Voting to catch up to the twenty-nine that do.?
Currently, there are twenty-two states that restrict an eligible voter?s ability to vote by mail, also know as absentee. These states restrict vote by mail privileges to certain categories of people, including the elderly, individuals with disabilities or an illness, or those in the military. Twenty-eight states give eligible voters the option of voting by mail for any reason. Oregon conducts its elections entirely by mail.
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APRIL 2010 >Important Dates:
*1. Saturday, April 10, 6PM - 9PM, 30th Annual Eleanor & Franklin D. Roosevelt Dinner, at Holiday Inn on the Bay, Downtown San Diego. Call: 858-277-3367 Email: email@example.com Website: www.sddemocrats.org
*2. Friday, April 16 - Sunday, April 18th. "2010 State Annual CDP Convention" Location: Los Angeles Convention Center. Website: www.cadem.org
*3. Sunday, April 25, 1pm-3pm. SDDWC presents Student Scholarship Fundraising Tea In Honor of President Emeritus, Verna King. Location:TBA