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Listen Up! Tonight on "Voice of the Voters" : Vendors or Voters, Who Wins?

Message Mary Ann Gould






How is music being used in the Election Integrity movement?


This Week on Voice of the Voters

Voice of the Voters is Heard on


1360 AM, Philadelphia's Renaissance Radio,


and the Internet ( )


Wednesday, August 22 -- 8PM ET


or through


(archives, podcast; recent shows)

Contact information:

Ruth Matheny

Coalition for Voting Integrity

(c) 267.250.2879

Tonight guest host, Lori Rosolowsky, will interview three guests:


    Tom Courbat, founder Save R Vote
    Ellen Bukstel & Nancy Wuerzburger, award-winning songwriters of "They Lost My Vote"

Three weeks ago, California Secretary of State Debra Bowen banned DRE touchscreen machines in California. What is the fallout?

What options does this decision give to election officials in California? To the vendors? To the voters and taxpayers?

How are California election officials responding? Are they fighting the decision or complying, and if so, by what means?

Save R Voter founder Tom Courbat, featured on our August 1 program, will provide an analysis of the impact to date of Bowen's historic decision. He will discuss the various ways several California counties--including LA, the largest county in America, are responding to the ban on DREs and what that means for taxpayers and voters. Mr. Courbat will also explore alternatives his group has presented to Riverside County's election officials.

Then, how is music propelling the Election Integrity movement?

The song "They Lost My Vote" by Ellen Bukstel and Nancy Wuerzburger is regularly heard on Voice of the Voters as well as other programs around the country. It won top honors at the 2007 Wildflower Arts and Music Festival in Texas. Why did it capture the judges' attention and what does that say about the medium and the message? Who else is listening to the song and why?

The songwriting team of Ellen Bukstel and Nancy Wuerzburger will discuss how their song has landed them audiences with candidates and key figures in the election integrity movement, including the latest exciting development: an invitation to perform at an upcoming event with Presidential candidate Barack Obama.

As always, John Gideon, Executive Director of Voters Unite will be on hand to update us on stories that have fallen through the cracks. This week, between the guest segments, he will focus on one timely Pennsylvania story:

In Pennsylvania, Advanced Voting Solutions has been denied certification of their WinVote DRE touchscreen system. What does that mean for voters in Wayne, Lackawanna and Northampton (PA) counties? The media has not covered this issue well. John Gideon will fill us in.


Voice of the Voters, an hour devoted to voting rights and election reform, is the foremost voting rights radio show in the country . It is ultimately an exploration of Representative Democracy itself and the responsibilities of citizens and their elected representatives. It airs every Wednesday night at 8:00 PM ET on 1360 AM and on the Internet. (

Note: If you use dial up Internet, it is best to turn off all other programs in order to receive clearest broadcast.

Listeners can call in questions live at 856-227-1360 and submit questions in advance at the SaveOurVote website.

Voice of the Voters now also available as a podcast at under "Voice of the Voters" in the News & Politics category

Archived shows are available at Click here.


WHAT:Guests Tom Courbat, Ellen Bukstel & Nancy Wuerzburger

WHEN: Wednesday, August 22, 8PM ET

WHERE:1360 AM and on the Internet, ( )


Tom Courbat's Selected Bio:

    · 30 years as a county government executive - including Finance Director of Riverside County 1992-1994

    · Member of California Election Protection Network (CEPN), Election Defense Alliance (EDA), Citizens for Democracy (CDF), SAVE R VOTE (Secure Accurate Verifiable Elections Require Voter Observation of Touchscreen Equipment) and Progressive Democrats of America (PDA)
    · Organizer of people and events since his early 20s
    · Served in Korea during Vietnam Era and exposed to Agent Orange
    · Diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma (terminal bone marrow/blood cancer) shortly after 9/11 - treatment working but too fatiguing to enable daily full time paid work - now 100% disabled and retired
    · Election Integrity (EI) advocate since 2004 after meeting Bev Harris
    · Based in Murrieta, CA, a city in Riverside County
    · Heads up SAVE R VOTE, an EI watchdog group of 100 volunteers
    · Monitored four elections in Riverside County from June 2006 through June 2007
    · With Judy Alter (Los Angeles), Dan Ashby et al, participated in and filmed parallel election in San Diego county (June '05) and recount of mayoral race in August '05


Ellen Bukstel's and Nancy Wuerzburger's Selected Bios

Born and raised in Miami, Florida and a veteran to the stage since childhood, Ellen studied and performed classical piano for many years only to find that her real love of music came later when she taught herself to play the guitar and discovered her voice.

Ellen's first original song, Another Place In Time was inspired by the death of her husband, Douglas Segal, who, in 1988, died at the age of 36 from Hemophilia-related AIDS. Ellen has been an activist ever since, raising her three children, speaking out publicly about AIDS and her family's loss. She is also a professional graphic designer.

From deeply emotional to hilariously funny to moving compositions of love, remembrance, and social awareness, her songs always hit home.

In addition to her own original songs, Ellen teams up to write with her friend and fellow baby-boomer, Nancy Wuerzburger.

Nancy is a small-business owner who has been President of NOW in Broward County, FL and is very active in political events, including the 2006 March on Women's Lives. Ellen and Nancy have found humor in the everyday concerns of today's woman; from Hot Flashes to Voting Rights.

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