Saturday, February 25, 2006

Urge Congress to pass HR 550 as written!

The H.R. 550 "I Count!" Lobby Days Coalition, which includes Common Cause, Electronic Frontier Foundation, VerifiedVoting.org, VotersUnite.org, VoteTrustUSA, and Working Assets is working together to safeguard our elections by ensuring the passage of H.R. 550, the Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act, introduced by US Representative Rush Holt of New Jersey.

H.R. 550 would require a voter verified paper record of every vote, establish mandatory random hand counted audits to verify the accuracy of electronic tallies, and prohibit the use of secret software and wireless communication devices in voting machines.

The recent change in leadership of the Committee on House Administration may have created a new opportunity for passage of this vital election integrity measure. Previous Lobby Day events in June and August of 2005 were a huge success, generating 24 new cosponsors on the bill from both parties. Please join us in Washington DC April 6 and 7, to build even greater bipartisan support for this critical bill.

What we can do:

  1. Go to Election Integrity Action Center and fill out the requested information. An email will automatically be sent to your Representative. Your name will also be added to a petition that will be delivered to the members of the Committee on House Administration during the "I Count" Lobby Days, April 6-7, 2006.

  2. Sign up to Go to WASHINGTON D.C. on April 6 and 7 to lobby for HR 550, a bill that would require all voting systems to produce a voter verified paper record of every vote. Please be mindful that the meetings will be taking place in WASHINGTON D.C., and only sign up (here) if you really think you will be able to travel to Washington and attend.

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