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URGENT! TELL CONGRESS TO PASS HR 5036 - Contact Senator Diane Feinstein enator Feinstein is Chair of the Senate Committee dealing with Elections!!!

From: Carol C.
Sent on: Sunday, April 6, 2008 12:23 AM
From Gracia Pick ~
SPECIAL ALERT

EMERGENCY HOLT BILL (H.R. 3906)


"NOW OUT OF HOUSE ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE
>SOON GOES TO THE HOUSE FLOOR>
AND THEN> TO THE SENATE!!!!!

The House of Representatives Committee on House Administration on April 2, 2008 approved the Emergency Assistance for Secure Elections Act of 2008, legislation introduced by Rep. Rush Holt to allow states to opt -in to receive reimbursements from the federal government if they convert to a paper ballot voting system, offer emergency paper ballots, and/or conduct hand-counted audits or by hand, count the results of their elections.

If the bill does not pass or jurisdictions do not opt in, six complete states and some number of counties in 14 other states will be conducting completely un-auditable elections in 2008. In addition, only about a dozen states will conduct audits.

Read the entire press release here:
http://votetrustusa.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2803&Itemid=26

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

**********CALL - FAX - EMAIL - WRITE*************

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.

Find Your Congressperson at:
http://www.congress.org/congressorg/home

Or Locally At:

http://www2.sdcounty.ca.gov/rov/Eng/Edistrict_query.asp

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Contact Info:
http://speaker.house.gov/contact/

Senator Dianne Feinstein Contact Info:
http://feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=ContactUs.Home


Please Sign These Petitions To Support HR 5036

Verified Voting Petition: http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/199/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=22334

Move-On Petition
Asking Congress To Implement Paper and Audits In November 2008:
http://pol.moveon.org/paper2008/?r_by=-639921-DPMKLl&rc=mailto

ALSO: PLEASE CONTACT CONGRESS TO SUPPORT:

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.


Read the Press Release Read the Entire Press Release
http://votetrustusa.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2804&Itemid=26

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