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I hope I didn't break the rules but I deleted my other diary so I could post this instead. I searched but couldn't find anything on this horrible bill - HR-811. This is VERY important.

The good folks over at BradBlog and OpEdNews are screaming about this resolution coming to a vote as early as Thursday.

I'm including all the needed information and links below, intact, from Joan Brunwasser, Voting Integrity Editor, OpEdNews . Please study it and make an informed decision. Then call or email your congress critter.

Let's defeat this democracy killer once and for all!

The clock is ticking.

The House of Representatives is poised to vote on NJ Rep. Holt's "election reform" bill (HR 811), perhaps as early as tomorrow, Thursday. Organizations ordinarily aligned with the common good have pulled out all the stops to ram this legislation through. Unless - and maybe even though - we make a LOT of noise, this bill will become law and our elections will take more irrevocable steps away from democracy.


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If you doubt this, read Miller's expose - complete with quotes from Holt and his legislative aide, Michelle Mulder- as well as an action alert put out by VoteRescue.

Here's everything you need, in a nutshell: information about HR 811 and contact info for your member of Congress:

Here's how you call (no time to write) your Congressional Rep.: Contacting the Congress
Please do it tonight or tomorrow. Encourage others to do it, too.

Exposé: Holt bill was revised by Microsoft, Diebold and ES&S by Mark Crispin Miller

Ask your rep to vote NO on HR 811 NOW! why HR 811 as written should be opposed.

BradBlog asks people to call Speaker Pelosi's office to voice opposition to HR 811 (number provided): People for the American Way (PFAW) Continues Dishonest Lobbying Campaign for Holt Election Bill

This is the bottom line: Democracy is not a spectator sport. It's hard and frustrating and often dirty and discouraging. But, what can we do? We simply can't walk away.

Vote in secret; count in public!

Four billion tax dollars later, we can see the proof for ourselves. We shouldn't outsource our elections to private, for profit corporations which use secret, proprietary software. Period.

Pass this on to anyone who cares about the direction our country is heading. It starts with the ballot box. Call now!

Thank you.
Joan Brunwasser, Voting Integrity Editor, OpEdNews

Please recommend this diary so it stays up all day when it really counts.

They really think we’re not watching them. Let’s prove ‘em wrong!


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Originally posted to markthshark on Thu Jul 12, 2007 at 12:10 AM PDT.

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