Making Sure Every Vote Counts

Making Sure Every Vote Counts

No More Stolen Elections

Protecting Election Integrity — Making Sure Every Vote Counts

With the election less than a month away, now is the time to make sure that every vote is cast and counted!

In 2000 and 2004, the right-wing machine went national with voter intimidation, misinformation, and other manuevers to steal elections. Possible illegal attempts to remove or block registration are underway right now in six states. Now is the time for the antiwar movement to join election activists in communities to protect the vote. Check with local chapters of NAACP, ADC, AFL-CIO, and the ACLU for efforts already underway (see contact info below).

Resources:

Vote Early. And encourage others to do so! Thirty states allow early voting; check if yours is one here.

http://www.rockthevote.com/electioncenter/

Early voting flags registration problems, which can then be addressed before November 4th. In addition, your time can be freed up to help get people to the polls and to be a poll monitor on Election Day.

Register.

http://www.866ourvote.org/state/

In some states, there is still time for people to register to be able to vote in this election. Check the deadline in your state here.

Poll Monitor. Staffing the polls allows you to be a resource for voters needing assistance and to deal with problems when they occur. Volunteer here

http://www.vote411.org/pollingplacebystate.php

or here

http://action.credomobile.com/

to be poll monitor in your respective area.

Join election protection efforts in swing states.

http://act.credoaction.com/pollworkers/index.html?rc=lc

Help staff election protection phones: 1-866-OUR-VOTE and, in Spanish, 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA. Or sign up here.

Legal Assistance on November 4th. Voters have the right to complain on Election Day if they are not allowed to cast their ballot for the candidates of their choice. If they call 1-866-OUR-VOTE or, in Spanish, 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA, they will get legal assistance.

Write letters to the editors now, giving the numbers listed above to call if voters have problems. State that stolen elections will not be tolerated! Tell your Congressperson and Senator that you take this threat to our vote seriously. Let them know that you expect them to object to the vote count in any state where there are clear examples of election fraud. For background information on what happened in 2004 in Ohio, watch this short video. Click here for an overview of the situation.

http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/10432334/was_the_2004_election_stolen

If you have helped register new voters, ask them to confirm their registration before Election Day. Most of this can be done online. Be sure everyone has the number to call if they encounter problems on Election Day. Remind people how important it is to call when problems occur, ideally before leaving the polling station!

Consider seeking or providing civil disobedience training for election protection volunteers. If there is conflict, it is important to be able to respond in a way that does not fuel the right-wing’s desire to discredit our efforts. Thousands of people were involved in acts of nonviolent civil disobedience to secure the right to vote for all. Check here

http://www.unitedforpeace.org/article.php?list=type&type=125

for more information on nonviolent civil disobedience training, resources, and networking.

Participate in local gatherings on November 5th to review and evaluate the process to make improvements for even better election protection during the 2010 election cycle.

For additional information and tips visit:

ACLU

AFL-CIO voter protection campaign

American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee

Election Defense Alliance

Election Protection – massive national effort by civil rights lawyers

Just Vote 2008

NAACP

Native Vote

No More Stolen Elections

Poll workers for Democracy

Steal Back Your Vote – a comic book piece to help inspire voter protection work

Video the Vote

Help us continue to do this critical work: Make a donation to UFPJ today.

UNITED FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE

www.unitedforpeace.org | 212-868-5545

PO Box 607; Times Square Station; New York, NY 10108

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www.unitedforpeace.org/email

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