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Dear Readers:

I'm quite pleased with the number of responses to my original article. Feel free to weigh in on the subject. You don't have to be an expert; in fact, we're all amateurs here.

I've been thinking about the energy generated by networking. I came up with this pithy expression: "Knowledge shared is power squared". I'm aiming to create a grassroots movement of thinking citizens mobilizing to get our democracy back. People won't get moving until they understand what's at stake. And, with the AWOL press, that depends on word of mouth. Which brings me back to why we're here. Exchanging ideas, having a conversation, spreading the word. It's the first step. Thanks for participating.

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You express below exactly what I...and maybe so many of us...feel.
We're no experts and this fight seems to have been entrusted to us.
Scary. Passion and caring often overcome all other odds and I hope
they carry us through this time.

You're terrific for taking this on, Joan. Congratulations. I'll be
rooting for you.

Best,


Nina from NY

You'll make a blogger out of me yet!

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Joani,

I finally read your article (my hard drive died a couple of weeks ago and I am slowly getting everything back on the new one). Wow. I think the complexity of the issue gets to me - you certainly expressed how I feel.

Take care.
SA, Evanston

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Joan,

I feel your pain. From all I can tell the election game is lost. I'll be pleasantly surprised if enough folks care about the issue to get a lively debate going. Even our natural allies, (David Orr et. al) are on the other side of this one. I talked to my friend who is "a big time reporter for an even bigger time news shop" and she is ho-hum about the whole thing. She trusts the David Orrs of the world. Maybe this, like Iraq and immigration, is simply beyond our effect and the real game is to figure what sort of popular movement comes next.

I dunno what that might be but I'm pretty sure it won't be led from inside the US.

That's my two cents.

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Joan Brunwasser is a co-founder of Citizens for Election Reform (CER) which since 2005 existed for the sole purpose of raising the public awareness of the critical need for election reform. Our goal: to restore fair, accurate, transparent, secure elections where votes are cast in private and counted in public. Because the problems with electronic (computerized) voting systems include a lack of (more...)
 

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