|Ask Congress to SLOW DOWN on HR 811|
Call Congress for Open, Public Debate on HR 811
No secret vote counting, full public accountability
May 31, 2007
The Holt Bill, HR 811, has been amended and is once again being
"fast-tracked" through Congress. A floor vote could come at any time.
The amendments have been for the worse, and HR 811 now promotes secret vote counting as a matter of federal election law. The bill is opposed by citizen
activists and election administrators nationwide.
Please take action once again.
Send your Representative a fax or e-mail, then follow up with a phone call.
Then please click here to forward this action on to others on your list(s).
Thank you for speaking out for open debate, and open elections.
Election Defense Alliance
Open this link http://www.congress.org/congressorg/home/
enter your zipcode in the box that says "Write Your Officials,"
and click on your representative's name.
Copy and paste the letter below, add your own words if you wish,
enter your home city, sign your name, and send.
Or, if you have a fax machine, FAXING a copy of your letter is even better.
Then, please follow your note with a phone call to your representative.
For more background on this bill's serious ills, and our alternative prescriptions
for electoral health, see the 811 Resource Page at Election Defense Alliance.
Dear Representative _____________:
We are contacting you because we do not want HR 811 to be fast-tracked.
Our voting system is too important an issue not to allow time for public debate.
We are alarmed that this bill leaves far too many unacceptable vulnerabilities in our election process.
We urge you NOT to support HR 811.
We must do better than HR 811.
This bill federalizes secret vote counting
and invites -- rather than prevents --
systemic corruption of our elections.
We do not consent.
IN LIEU OF HR 811, WE PROPOSE:
1. Paper ballots, not paper trails
2. Federal BUYOUT of all touchscreen voting equipment
3. No secret vote counting, no secret records, no secret contracts,
and no trade secrecy in our public elections
4. No control of voting technologies by four White House appointees
5. No unfunded mandates
Please consider a workable, alternative proposal for essential election reform
outlined in brief presentation here:
_______________ [your name]
_______________ [your city]
Your help is crucial in raising a call for Congress to hear and heed.
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Speak out for public vote counting, now when it counts.
We're counting on you.