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New Yorkers, help pass Resolution 2236, to KEEP OUR LEVER MACHINES!

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NEW--Resolution 2236 in the New York City Council

We are thrilled with City Council Res. 2236 --
it urges our state and federal officials to take action
to keep our lever voting machines. The resolution
was introduced by Councilwoman Helen Foster on Oct. 28.
http://www.wheresthepaper.org/ny.html#CCreso2236

The importance of Res. 2236 --
it gives political support to officials at the state
and federal level who must take action.

20 counties upstate have already passed such resolutions.
http://www.wheresthepaper.org/ny.html#KeepLeversResolutions

At our Oct. 28 Press Conference to celebrate introduction
of Res. 2236, Council Member David Weprin, Chair of the
Finance Committee, spoke about the serious financial
problems new voting equipment would cause.

Our state budget is worse than predicted in July, and
we will continue to lose jobs and essential services.
We can't afford expensive new voting equipment
that we don't need, and can't afford to use securely!

Council Members Robert Jackson and Simcha Felder
also spoke eloquently at the press conference in support.
Look at our photos, read the statements of support
that came from all over NY state and the nation!
http://www.wheresthepaper.org/ny.html#CCreso2236

Contact 3 Council Members to pass Res. 2236:

Please copy and paste the sample letters,
add your name and address, print, sign, send in:
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Helen Sears
Chair of the Governmental Operations Committee
"Please hold a hearing on Res. 2236, sponsor and
support it so it can go to the full council for a vote."
http://www.wheresthepaper.org/HelenSearsOct30_09.htm
Call her office: 718-803-6373

Christine Quinn
Speaker of the City Council
"Please use the power of your office to bring
Res. 2236 to a passing vote in the full council."
http://www.wheresthepaper.org/QuinnOct30_09.htm
Call her office: 212-788-7210

Your own Council Member
"Please sponsor Res. 2236 and
work for its passage in the full council."
http://www.wheresthepaper.org/MyCM_Oct30_09.htm
Find out who your council member is:
Call the League of Women Voters, 212-725-3541
or go to
http://www.lwvnyc.org/TRY_find.html

Look how busy October was!

Three hearings in three weeks!
We gave important testimony for the public record.
Read what we said, look at our photos!


Election Committee hearings -- State Senate
http://www.wheresthepaper.org/ny.html#HearingsSenate
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Election Committee hearing -- State Assembly
http://www.wheresthepaper.org/ny.html#HearingAssem

What's next?

The State Board of Elections is still pretending
that our economic situation will be okay and
that we can afford to secure the new voting
technology of paper ballots and scanners
(computerized vote-counting machines).

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Teresa Hommel is a voting activist in NY and chair of the Task Force On Voting Integrity, Community Church of New York.

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