Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Save the integrity of our vote

From eRobin about an important amendment re: voting reform
Tomorrow, Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-08) will be introducing legislation initiated by the Coaltion for Voting Integrity to push back the HAVA deadline past the 2006 primary season. This is legislation that counties all over the country have been begging for. This is legislation that helps the cases of Connecticut and New York, both of which have announced that they will not be HAVA-compliant anywhere near the deadline of the 2006 primaries.

During the meetings with Fitzpatrick and his staff one thing became abundantly clear to me: if this bill is going to pass in time to make a difference, it will only be because enough citizens from around the country call their Congressional reps in the Senate and the House to say that they want it to be law. We need you to pick up the phone again today and call your Senators and your Reps and tell them that Fitzpatrick's bill to extend the HAVA deadline past the primary must pass immediately. I don't have a number for it yet, but when I do, I'll post it. It's possible that the aide won't know what you're talking about. That's okay. This is all happening very fast. If you mention HAVA and Fitzpatrick, they'll get the message.
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The Coalition for Voting Integrity needs funds to keep doing the phenomenal work that is has been doing over the last eight months. In addition to the Fitzpatrick bill and some other legislation that is still under consideration, we have also sued the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania over inconsistent certification standards. This is a groundbreaking lawsuit that will have national implications - none other than defender of the vote, Ion Sancho, supports it. But we need funds to keep it going.