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Action Alert – Tell Sen. Schumer and Clinton to Say No to S1487!

New York State citizens recently beat back attempts by voting machine vendors to weaken our state laws regarding software disclosure. Now Senate bill S1487, sponsored by Sen. Diane Feinstein, threatens to overrule these strong state laws and make secret vote counting the law of the land.

S1487 takes control of elections out of local and state hands and gives it to the federal government. There has been no national or Congressional debate, and no Congressional hearings at which citizens can speak. There has been no request for from citizens or local or state governments to shift control of our elections to the federal government.

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S1487 would profoundly alter the way elections are conducted in the United States, taking control away from the states and putting it in the hands of a failed federal agency, the EAC. S1487 will make it forever impossible for review of software and ballot programming files, and overrule the strong state protections we’ve fought for in New York State.

We must not let this happen. S1487 may be voted on very soon, you must act now.

It’s vital for all New Yorkers who care about keeping our elections in public hands to call, fax or write Senators Clinton and Schumer today and tell them they must not support S1487!

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Call, Fax or Write your New York State Senators today:

Senator Charles Schumer
United States Senate
Washington D.C. 20510
Fax: 202-228-3027
Phone: (202) 224-6542

Senator Hillary Clinton
United States Senate
Washington D.C. 20510
Fax: (202) 228-0282
Phone: (202) 224-4451

Download sample letters here:

Sample Letter to Sen. Schumer (MS-Word format)
http://www.nyvv.org/newdoc/S1487/S1487SchumerLtr.doc

Sample Letter to Sen. Schumer (RTF format)
http://www.nyvv.org/newdoc/S1487/S1487SchumerLtr.rtf

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Sample Letter to Sen. Clinton (MS-Word format)
http://www.nyvv.org/newdoc/S1487/S1487ClintonLtr.doc

Sample Letter to Sen. Clinton (RTF format)
http://www.nyvv.org/newdoc/S1487/S1487ClintonLtr.rtf

 

Find out more about how S1487 threatens to take elections out of the hands of the people at these links:

Senator Feinstein’s Election Reform Bill Takes Elections Out of the Hands of the People

by Ellen Theisen, votersunite.org

http://www.votersunite.org/info/s1487Report.asp

 

S1487 – What does it do? Why is it wrong? What to do about it

By Teresa Hommel, wheresthepaper.org

http://www.wheresthepaper.org/S1487WhyIsItWrong.htm

 

 

 

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