I’d like to note here that this bill, if it should pass, will likely have a limited effect,
I wanted to forward you the email below from Eric Marshall, the Campaign Manager of the National Campaign for Fair Elections.
In short, in the last 48 hours, we’ve seen an outpouring of support for our Election Protection campaign to pass the Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act. Eric recommended that we extend our deadline, and I agree.
As Eric details below, every donation allows us to fight for election reform in Washington, and protect the rights of voters in states across the nation. He puts it best – “We have the knowledge and the experience to protect elections – all we need now is the resources.”
Please donate today:
Thanks for all your support,
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 9:04 AM
Subject: Building momentum for fair elections
In the last 48 hours, we’ve gotten even closer to our fundraising goal! I think this is strong evidence that momentum is building around fighting for fair elections – and we should extend our deadline to accommodate it.
Are you willing to send another email out to supporters? I think you should highlight exactly how their support allows us to protect the rights of voters and fight for election reform. For instance, every dollar contributed allows us to:
* Run the Election Protection hotline, so voters can get accurate information and report voting problems and our volunteers can fix problems quickly;
* Send thousands of trained volunteers to make sure polling places operate fairly and smoothly;
* Fight for reforms like the Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act; and
During our Election Protection work in 2004 and 2006, we learned exactly what needs to be done – in Congress, and around the country – to ensure that elections are free and fair and that voters can cast a meaningful ballot on Election Day.
We have the knowledge and the experience to protect elections – all we need now is the resources. With momentum building, we can’t stop now.
Campaign Manager, National Campaign for Fair Elections
Voting Rights Project
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law