Mark –
PLEASE send the following out to your mailing lists with an encouragement that folks let their voices be heard immediately by contacting PFAW with their concerns. Contact info is included below. While we may well be near a tipping point in this most important battle, folks need to speak up loud and clear if anything is actually to tip in the direction of democracy while it’s still not to late before the ’08 election. Citizens must make noise to counter the well-monied campaigns of PFAW and friends! Their voices will make a difference!

People for the American Way (PFAW) is Misleading Americans on the Holt Election Reform Bill and My Position on It

PFAW Website ‘Democracy Campaign FAQ’ Mischaracterizes my View on ‘Paper Trails’ and Dishonestly Represents a Host of Related Issues


I’m sorry to have to keep banging this drum. I truly am. But it must be done, as People for the American Way (PFAW) continues to not only mislead the public about the Holt Election Reform Bill (HR811) and dangerous, disenfranchising DRE touch-screen voting technology, but they are now apparently also misleading about my position on the issue, by name.

I sent the following via email to PFAW’s lead Election Policy attorney, David Becker, today along with CC’s to Executive Director Ralph Neas, and a number of other Election Integrity organizations.

I would urge you to read the letter below, and contact PFAW with your own concerns and demand that they immediately stop misleading members of Congress and the public alike about the most important issue of our day.

PFAW’s support of the Holt bill is currently the lynchpin, for Congress and a number of powerful organizations, concerning whether or not it will be passed as is, or whether much-needed amendments — most notably, one that immediately bans the use of dangerous, disenfranchising, unverifiable DRE voting systems, with or without a so-called useless “paper trail” — will move forward in Congress.

You can contact PFAW right here:
Telephone: 202-467-4999 or 800-326-7329

Please don’t wait for someone else to do it!

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