Fund billboards in your city or town alerting people to the hazards of paperless electronic voting.
A group of women activists in Austin (including our Chairman Vickie) created a graphic and message for seven billboards which were posted around their city for a month. The message was: ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINE: EASY TO HACK! INSIST ON A PAPER TRAIL FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION! The graphic included a picture of a woman trying to vote on an electronic voting machine, and a hacker with a laptop sitting behind the machine.
The cost of the billboards was $700 per month per billboard; this cost probably varies across the country.
COPY THE AUSTIN GRAPHIC! To get the billboard graphic e-mailed to you, please contact Susan Bright at Sbright1@austin.rr.com.
Freewaybloggers! Check out the website "www.freewaybloggers.com! It is a simple message delivery system for the public which includes two basic steps: 1. Make a big sign; and 2. Hang it over a freeway until someone takes it down. Exercise caution. Enjoy the website. Some ideas for sign messages:
"E-VOTING: EASY TO HACK!" (the billboard)
"THINK YOUR VOTE COUNTS?
"NO PAPER = NO PROOF!"
"PAPER BALLOTS, NOT VAPOR BALLOTS!"
Buy several copies of the "Invisible Ballots" DVD and send them to: local radio talk show hosts; TV news reporters in your area who cover election news; your County Clerk or election official; your Secretary of State; Oprah Winfrey; Howard Stern; Ted Kennedy; Al Franken; Janeane Garafolo; Al Gore; and anyone else you can think of who is a high profile person in the media or politics who needs to see this information. Then FOLLOW UP with a phone call, letter, or e-mail to get their feedback. STIR UP THE STEW
demographer and Geographic Information Systems consultant. We each did a presentation to the River Oaks Area Democratic Women's group in Houston on January 18th. Mine focused on vote fraud, electronic voting machines, and what really happened on November 2nd. The talk is entitled, "Enough is Enough". Continued
Contact your county election officials who are still using paper ballots, hand-counted (counties can be found on www.votersunite.org; election officials names can be found on www.blackboxvoting.org and ask them NOT to buy electronic voting machines in order to get federal funds through Help America Vote Act; and tell them there are non-electronic methods for the disabled to have a private vote.
The Oregon Voter Rights Coalition
National Summit September 30th to October 2nd.
to "Save Our Elections" in Portland, Oregon, from This event will feature some of the foremost spokespeople for election reform of our time: Bob Fitrakis of American Free Press; Brad Friedman of Bradblog; Clint Curtis, Cliff Arnebeck, of Alliance for Democracy and attorney for Moss v. Bussh; Blair Bobier, media consultant for the Green Party 2004 Presidential campaign; Kat L'Estrange of "We Do Not Concede" and producer of the Brad Show; Matthew Pascarella, investigative researcher for Greg Palast, and many others!o get detail