Starting Date: 02-25-2004
PO Box 704
Ware, Massachusetts 01082
United StatesParticipate in democracy!
Help guarantee your basic right as an American voter!! Hi, my name is Lisa Dangutis. I am running a national student campaign for an organization called Verified Voting and we need your help!!!! One of Verified Voting’s urgent goals is to get the federal legislation H.R.2239/S.1980 enacted. These are identical bills, one in the House and one in the Senate, which would do a lot to ensure fair elections in November of this year – and the future. They require a voter-verifiable paper record on all voting equipment, and they require voting machine vendors to open their source code to public scrutiny.
Currently, electronic voting machines are not required to produce a paper record that the voter can verify, so there is no way to know the votes were recorded correctly and no way to do a meaningful recount. This means that when you vote, your vote might not count in the next election – and you would never even know. Can you imagine an election in which your vote will not count?
On February 25, 2004, VerifiedVoting is planning a national day of student action. We are asking student groups from major universities and colleges across the US to participate in stopping unverifiable voting. Here’s what you can do:
1.) Download the petition from the VerifiedVoting website and print plenty of copies. The petition is here: www.verifiedvoting.org/resources/documents/studentpetition.pdf
2.) Get as many students as possible to sign the petitions by tabling on February 25, 2004.
3.)Attach a letter from your university organization to congress with the petitions stating your opinion as well. This way Congress is aware of each university and organization participating.
4. ) Mail the petitions and letters back to:
National Student Campaign
Ware, Ma. 01082
PS-We will send all the petitions, that we receive on the same day from all over the country to congress! Please, feel free to forward this e-mail to any student groups at other universities who may be interested in participating.
We need lots of signatures!!!
Let's Keep Making Democracy Count!
If you have any other questions about this campaign or the bill itself, please contact:
National Student Campaign Coordinator
Geographical Scope: National
Day of Action