Don’t Block My Vote: Help us Monitor Polling Locations

Don’t Block My Vote: Help us Monitor Polling Locations
http://www.ucp.org/campaigns/dontblockmyvote/index.html
Having trouble viewing? Click here.  Forward | DontBlockMyVote.orgIt’s less than one week till Election Day! And while that’s certainly exciting, it seems like reports of problems at the voting booths are becoming more and more common the closer we get. For voters in the disability community (20% of the voting public!!) that means the risk of our voice not being heard is even greater than usual. That’s why, this year, we’re creating the UCP Election Day Twitter Patrol to monitor polling conditions across the nation.
The idea is pretty simple: After you vote, you send us tweet updates about the accessibility of your polling place. Then we take all your tweets and post them on our UCP Twitter Patrol Blog (twitterpatrol.blogspot.com). We’ll also post info on who to contact if you need to report a problem.
Our goal is to create an atmosphere of maximum transparency at the polls -and should anything go wrong, we’ll have an easily searchable database of reports from the field to help find out why. But the Twitter Patrol will only work if enough people participate. Fortunately, that’s as easy as 1, 2, 3…
If you don’t already have a Twitter account, get one (Twitter.com)!
Type "@ElectionPatrol Join!" into your update field, and we’ll start following you.
Then, on Election Day, simply send out a tweet about your polling place: Is it wheel-chair accessible? Are there long lines? Is all the equipment working properly? Etc… And don’t forget to tell us your polling location, city, and state.
(Example: "No whlchr ramp at Grimsley High in Greensboro, NC!")
It’s that easy! And, for those of you who just can’t figure this whole Twitter thing out, leave a comment on our blog. We’ll be checking those too. So tell your friends, because the more Twitter Patrol members we have out there, the better. And in the meantime, you can follow us at: twitter.com/ElectionPatrol or check out twitterpatrol.blogspot.com. And as always, you can find more information on voter accessibility at DontBlockMyVote.org.
We also want your opinion if your experience was a "thumbs up" or a "thumbs down" and why? Help make your voice heard and identify if polling locales across the United States are meeting the requirements of HAVA and the ADA.
Send us a tweet today and we’ll see you on November 4th.
Thanks,
United Cerebral Palsy
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Also, thanx for signing my petitions, et al, please consider sharing them. Also, since Admin. of change.org aren't allowing me to invite people to do my actions lately and are switching my urls for my petitions so when I invite people off their site they can't get to the petition either (ergo 3 possible urls for each petition), here's a few of my latest actions; do as few or as many as you'd like (there are 3 linx for each petition because admin. switches between the 3 of them so people trying to sign the petition can‘t get to it): This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Haiti disaster anniversary, please, do what you can: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9033 This petition on change.org: Haiti disaster anniversary: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2?share_id=yIpWHEHxri&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2 http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green, Indigenous, Native American, etc., actions: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9026 This petition on change.org: Green, Indigenous, Native American, acts: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous_native_american_acts?share_id=NHvTtQadfP&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, holiday: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9024 This petition on change.org: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. M.L. King, Jr.'s holiday: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/artact_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jrs_holiday?share_id=QjOkAUGeBQ&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday http://www.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green; NA; the evolution; Civil, Human, LP, Prisoner's Rights; Poverty; etc..: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9022 This petition on change.org: Economically empower through advocacy: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy?share_id=WZNqBQWcXE&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_throug
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