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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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From flickr.com/photos/9364837@N06/5254760762/: Secretary Clinton Delivers Remarks at the Human Rights Day Town Hall Mee, From Images

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       Tuesday, November 22, 2016
It's Not Too Late! Push Hillary for Recount in 6 Key States Did human error, computer glitches, hacking, or other problems change the outcome? While there is, as yet, no compelling evidence, the news about hacking and deliberate interference makes it worth finding out. Please contact Sen. Gillibrand and Congresswoman Lowey (info included) to ask HRC to press for a recount. This is not (only) about her; it's about all of us and what faces our nation if she does not!

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       Friday, November 6, 2009
New Yorkers, help pass Resolution 2236, to KEEP OUR LEVER MACHINES! Our state budget is worse than predicted in July, and we will continue to lose jobs and essential services. We can't afford expensive new voting equipment that we don't need, and can't afford to use securely!

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       Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Op-scan demos in NYC start today 2/17 Please try to attend at least one demo. Here are questions to keep in mind and ask of the election officials.

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       Friday, September 12, 2008
What Can We Do Now To Protect the November Election "Politics is the way a free people govern themselves." --Bernard Crick. Our elections can be honest if all citizens participate in conducting and observing them. Our governmental policies can provide for the good of all citizens if all citizens participate in our civic and political life--and provide the kind of knowledgeable oversight that can keep democratic government honest. Americans need to tithe our free time for this.

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       Thursday, July 26, 2007
NY CITY RESIDENTS: URGENT HELPTO PASS RES. 961 Our City Council Members must voice the need for voting equipment that is under full public control,open to public scrutiny, and worthy of public confidence.Pass Resolution 961 to send a message to the New York State Board of Elections to commission the development of a system that would be owned entirely by our state, or to accept a free system from citizens who have developed it.

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       Tuesday, July 17, 2007
What's wrong with S 1487? Let us count the ways... This is an in-depth analysis of Sen. Feinstein's "election reform" bill S 1487. For the faint at heart or those with a short attention span, even skimming this well-researched article will give you ample reason to oppose the bill. Hearings on S 1487 are scheduled for Wednesday,July 25th.Talk about it;pass it around. After all,they're YOUR elections; it's YOUR vote.What are you prepared to do about it? You snooze, you lose!

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       Sunday, April 1, 2007
HAVA and HR 811 - Voting Machines' Impact on Minority Communities HR811, the Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act of 2007, was a shock to grassroots election integrity activists, especially those of us who lobbied for previous versions of the bill. Several lists of problems and amendments have been submitted to Congress.

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       Friday, March 16, 2007
ACTION ALERT! Amend HR811--contact your members of Congress ASAP Editor's Note: While this letter from activist Teresa Hommel gives information for local (NY) elected representatives, it is pertinent to ALL of us, wherever we may live. Use this as a template for action. Contact YOUR elected officials in Washington regarding the dangerous flaws in Rep. Holt's HR 811.

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       Thursday, March 15, 2007
Victory in NY City Council Resolution 131 for paper ballots and optical scanners passed the New York City Council by unanimous vote today, March 14, 2007. The resolution was brilliantly written by the council to make clear to all that elections must be observed by the people, and should not require "trust" in computer experts to say whether the votes were properly handled.(Ed.note: a step in the right direction,showing 'people power' at its best.)

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       Sunday, September 24, 2006
Ensure Election Integrity and Verified Voting in NYC! We need people to speak in favor of paper ballots/optical scanners at community board meetings as well as public hearings that the Commissioners are supposed to hold before they make their decision on new voting equipment. Please join us for a training session to learn about the issues and obtain talking points for public hearings:

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       Friday, August 11, 2006
Just Say "No" to DREs in NY: Press Conference and City Council Vote Resolution 228 urges public hearings & public testing before our Board of Elections chooses our new voting machines. WHEN: Wednesday, August 16, 2006 2 PM -- Press Conference on Steps of City Hall, please arrive at 1:30pm Immediately After Press Conference -- City Council Vote in City Hall Observers invited to fill the balcony to observe! WHERE: Council Chambers, City Hall, New York, NY