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Please Join in this Important Two Hour Discission/Debate
"We the People": The Constitution, Our Vote & Election 2008
  • Top Constitutional Experts, Media Leaders and Voting Integrity Advocates Explore The Dichotomies, Legal History and Challenges Facing us Today

  • Latest Update on North Carolina and Indiana Election Results & Reported Problems
Special Guests:
Constitutional Panel
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Alex Keyssar
, Professor of History and Social Policy at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government
Jamin Raskin, Professor of Law, American University and Maryland State Senator
John Bonifaz, VoterAction.org
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Mark Crispin Miller
, Professor of Media Studies at New York University
Election 2008 & EAC
Brad Friedman, BradBlog.Com
John Gideon, VotersUnite.org
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Are We Really Voting?
Ellen Theisen, VotersUnite.org
Susan Pynchon, Florida Fair Election Coalition
TWO Hour Radio & Internet Special Starting at 7PM ET Wednesday, May 7
"Voice of the Voters!" & "American Voices"
1360 AM Greater Philadelphia & and on the Internet www.voiceofthevoters.org
Please Call And Share Your Opinions and Questions 856-227-1360 or 267 250 2879 7-9 PM ET
As Americans struggle with the technology used to vote, what legal foundation supports them? Tonight our expert panelists explore the principles in our History, Constitution and current election process as they pertain to suffrage and principles of Democracy.
---Does the Constitution help us or limit us as we work towards transparent, secure and accessible voting?

---What legal principles can be used to support the rights of individuals vs. states and the federal government? OR As individuals and states grapple with election integrity, What Constitutional basis is there for the individual's right to vote? States' rights? Federal rights?

---Are elections as currently run unconstitutional?

---Just who has the power/right to determine our election process?
---Are we really voting, given the issues being raised?
---As 2008 primaries march on, is democracy as we knew it, defunct? What needs to be addressed, why. how?
--What has happened to the Ideas/Ideals of Voting and Democracy since the American Revolution:
"Few observers would characterize the United States as a vibrant democracy." (present day)
Versus
"The Shot Heard Round The World":
"The American revolution sparked a far-reaching public debate about the nature and sources of legitimate governmental authority. The issue of suffrage was always near the center of that debate. If the legitimacy of the Government, (one of the key rhetorical claims of the Revolution), then limitations on suffrage were intrinsically problematic, since voting was the primary instrument though which a populace could express or withdraw consent."
The Right to Vote, The Contested History of Democracy in the United States by Alexander Keyssar

Listeners can call in questions live at 856-227-1360 and submit questions in advance at the Voice of the Voters! Website.
Internet Access also at http://wnjc.duxpond.com/

Hosted by Jim Strait, Lori Rosolowsky and Mary Ann Gould
Archived Voice of the Voters! programs can be found at www.voiceofthevoters.org

 

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Co-Founder of the Coalition for Voting Integrity. Host of "Voice of the Voters! Radio & Internet. Nationally recognized expert in Quality, Process improvement and Change Management. Associate of the late Dr. W, Edwards Deming. Speaker/seminars at (more...)
 

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