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What Can We Do Now To Protect the November Election

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5. For those who can work with email and the internet: 

    a.  Subscribe to clippings from the internet from Liz Rich, an individual citizen activist, for news you won't find in the major media. Send an email to LizRich151 AT aol.com
   
    b. Subscribe to the Daily Voting News to learn about voting machine and election administration problems across the country. Send an email to DVN AT VotersUnite.org

    c.  For those who can write letters complaining about media lies and slanted polls, go to http://mediamatters.org and sign up for alerts.
    
    d.  Subscribe to alerts from the election integrity organization in NY state, NYVV (New Yorkers for Verified Voting). Send an email to contact AT nyvv.org.
   
    e.  Subscribe to alerts related to NYC. Send an email to admin AT WheresThePaper.org
  
    f.  To learn about election problems, please read at these web sites: VotersUnite.org , BlackBoxVoting.org , ElectionDefenseAlliance.org , WheresThePaper.org

6. Counteract dirty tricks-read the list of dirty tricks and what to do in Toolkit 2008. You can download the Toolkit 2008 from www.blackboxvoting.org/toolkit.pdf

7. Challenge good government organizations that are not advocating election procedures and equipment that enable ordinary citizens to observe (and understand what they observe well enough to attest that the procedures were proper and honest) AND citizen access to observe.  This includes many national groups: ACLU, National League of Women Voters, Common Cause, People for the American Way, Leadership Council for Civil Rights. (Observable elections require the technology for voter registration, vote recording and vote tabulating to be meaningfully observable.  It also requires legal power for citizens to continuously watch what's going on. Note that the state level can be different--for example, the League of Women Voters of NY State is leading the fight in NY along with New Yorkers for Verified Voting.)

8. Talk with everyone - family, friends, neighbors - "Politics is the way a free people govern themselves." No one will "give us" a fair election and an honest government. We have to keep track of what our public servants are doing and know the issues. We need to "Work the Vote" as poll workers and "Watch the Vote" as observers.

9. For those with cameras, you can Video The Vote. Go to www.videothevote.org

10. Assist with citizens doing exit polls. Sign up at www.electiondefensealliance.org/evp

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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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