From: Lisa Pease
To: ‘Voting Activists’
Subject: Tell the LA Times about Diebold
Lloyd Dent had an excellent idea – see his note below. If you have time tomorrow, take a minute to draft a note to the LA Times. You can talk to them in three ways:
Key points to consider:
The Times is not giving the latest moves regarding our vote adequate coverage.
Diebold has not passed Federal Qualification criteria, yet our Secretary of State gave Diebold what is essentially a green light for CA.
Our County registrar is not responsive to the expressed wishes of the community she allegedly serves.
Then don’t forget to call the SoS’s office on Tuesday per the earlier message. If you need a copy of that again, let me know and I’ll resend to any who ask.
From: LLOYD DENT
To: Lisa Pease
Subject: RE: ACTION ALERT! SoS has certified Diebold
There is something we can do right now! Neither Doris nor I have seen any mention of the certification of Diebold machines in the LA Times (Sat or Sun). We can write letters to the Editor about this. We have been told by another group that you are more likely to get a letter published if the Times get a lot of letters on a subject, thereby showing general interest. I will write a letter, and I recommend that you send a message to your group encouraging as many as possible to also send a letter. The letters should not be a form letter, but rather have different approaches.
More information is available at the Secretary of State’s website: http://www.ss.ca.gov/ under Voting Systems Information. Friday’s Press Release is there, with the Conditions of the conditional certification at the very end of the document.