- If you haven t already signed this, please do so now. Forward it to your friends. If you live in California, please contact Senator Boxer by going to her webMessage 1 of 2 , Dec 31, 2004View SourceIf you haven't already signed this, please do so now. Forward it to your friends. If you live in California, please contact Senator Boxer by going to her web site: www.boxer.senate.gov her phone contacts are listed and you can email her as well. She needs to know that we are counting on her!HAPPY NEW YEAR!----- Original Message -----From: ContactUs@...To: Maegan PrenticeSent: Friday, December 31, 2004 12:22 AMSubject: Contest The Vote last minute petition update...
Today, we surpassed the 27,000 mark with our online petition. The hand signed version of the petition has over 1,500, and more are rolling in hourly. We are nearing the conclusion of our petition campaign. There are still more than 30 hours to get the word out! Please go to www.ContestTheVote.org right now and click on 'Tell Others'. Then dump your entire address book. Dig deep! We can make 50,000 signatures by the deadline, which is 8:00 AM, PST on Jan 1, 2005.
This is crunch time.
Hand delivering the petitions to the senators by constituents will have an additional impact. We still need volunteers to print and deliver the petitions to senators in many states. If you are interested in volunteering, please let us know. Send us an email with Volunteer in the subject line and your contact information (name, address, phone, email address) in the body of the email.
We are continuing our efforts to coordinate with other groups. If you are organizing a rally or related event, please let us know. We will list it on our web site and send out a mailing to people in your area.
Contest the Vote is turning up all over. Grassroots participation has been strong, with people collecting signatures at rallies and events around the country. Weve gotten lots of coverage, including airtime on Air America. Much thanks to all who have helped get our site listed on hundreds of sites and blogs online. We are now listed on over 500 different web pages, including the front page of Michael Moores site. Not bad for 3 weeks work!
Thank you for your support in keeping kitchen table activism alive.
- I haven t taken a side in the Ohio voter fraud issue, mostly because I haven t had time to read the details and make a decision. But, I thought I would offerMessage 2 of 2 , Jan 3, 2005View Source
I haven't taken a side in the Ohio voter fraud issue, mostly because I haven't had time to read the details and make a decision.
But, I thought I would offer two links to articles by progressives that argue that what happened in Ohio and across the country is indicative of the GOP willing to win at any cost, even if their activities are anti-democratic… but not proof of voter fraud or that Kerry would have won. The writers strongly believe an investigation of the 2004 election should take place, electoral reform is urgently needed to preserve democracy, etc., but that promoting the idea that Bush stole the election hurts these reform efforts. It's an interesting perspective.
Again, I don't have an opinion on this. But, I wanted to offer these links so that people who are interested could hear from both sides of this issue that is creating a small wedge among progressives.
Also, this comprehensive 56-page report-- which lists each of the pieces of evidence from Ohio—has been praised by progressives on both sides of the issue: