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Voting is one way we express ourselves as a community, as voters and Americans, but to exercise this basic right, we must be registered to vote! That’s why the Voting Rights Alliance is a proud partner and supporter of National Voter Registration Day. National Voter Registration Day kickstarts and highlights the need for people to register before their state voter registration deadlines. And you can be part of this amazing process! Register to Vote Online: It’s simple, it’s free, and it’s secure. Once you make sure you’re registered, forward this email to a friend, ask them to join you and use #NationalVoterRegistrationDay throughout social media.
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SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLKIT
This social media toolkit includes suggested posts and accompanying graphics for you or your organization to use for National Voter Registration Day and in general. The toolkit begins withTopline Messages andTips for New Users to get you started. The sample postings are grouped in order of anticipated use. Groupings 1 through 3 should begin immediately. Groupings 4 through 7 are intended for the days immediately before and on National Voter Registration Day itself.
September is Voting Rights Month!
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This September: Embrace All People, Count All Votes.
Voting Rights Month 2017 Informational Packet
Veasey Introduces Bill to Deny Funding for Trump’s Sham Commission on Election Integrity #SupportHR3029
June 30, 2017 | Press Release
How you can help:
Contact your member of Congress and urge her or him to cosponsor H.R. 3029!
EIC Weekly Update:
Election Integrity Commission Updates
To view the sources and read the corresponding articles, please click the green links in the bullet points below. The articles below are organized bydate of publication. Reporting by: Caitlyn Cobb
(Last Update: September 26th; next update: October 3rd)
Article you shouldn't miss:
Only 531 of the 6,648 Colorado voters who unregistered since June have come back on the rolls
- Maine's secretary of state calls Kris Kobach's assertion that the election was stolen from President Donald Trump in New Hampshire 'absurd' and 'reckless.'
- ACLU talks voter suppression on heels of commission meeting
- Vermont Secretary Of State Jim Condos discusses Election Integrity Commission and Same-Day Voter Registration
- Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman has forwarded 74 potential voter fraud cases to county prosecutors.
- Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman has forwarded 74 potential voter fraud cases to county prosecutors — including four in Benton and Franklin counties. The 74 cases in the state account for 0.002 percent of the 3.36 million votes Washingtonians cast in the 2016 general election, Wyman said in a statement. She said the study is further evidence that there was no widespread voter fraud in Washington.
- Rep. Terri Sewell: President Trump’s Election Commission Is Already Laying The Groundwork For Voter Suppression
- California Lawmakers urged other states to refuse to cooperate with President Donald Trump's Election Integrity Commission
- Video: A Two-Minute Update on Trump’s Sham Voter Suppression Commission
- Obama election commission leader gives Trump voter fraud panel an 'F'
- A member of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity is calling on a voter fraud hard-liner to resign from the panel after a controversial email he sent about the panel's makeup became public.
Reporting by: Caitlyn Cobb
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The Transformative Justice Coalition and Voting Rights Alliance Denounces Trump Administration Executive Order Establishing Election Integrity Commission
The Transformative Justice Coalition and the Voting Rights Alliance strongly denounce the Trump Administration's Executive Order establishing an Election Integrity Commission as a cynical ploy to promote voter suppression. "As every study has found insignificant instances of voter fraud, the prioritization of this Commission by President Trump serves no other purpose than that of promoting a false narrative and more voter suppression," said President and Founder Barbara R. Arnwine of the Transformative Justice Coalition and Co-Chair of the Voting Rights Alliance.
The real focus and issues facing Americans’ Election Integrity is the proliferation of 21st Century Jim Crow voter suppression laws throughout our nation, 21st Century IT hacking of our voting machines and no accountability for election results (25% of our voting machines produce NO paper ballots), the gerrymandering of our legislative districts that eliminate competitive elections and stifle public policy debate, and the proliferation of money and secret donations into our American election system. If American democracy is to survive and fulfill the vision of our founding fathers, these are the issues that must be addressed and eliminated.
No further evidence of the bad intent of this Commission is needed than that of the appointment of Voter Suppressor In Chief, Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State, as Vice-Chair. Over the last several years, Mr. Kobach's schemes to impose proof of citizenship restrictions on the voters of Kansas have been repeatedly rejected by the courts. In addition, Mr. Kobach has been a strong proponent of the Interstate Crosscheck system, which has wrongfully purged voters from state registration rolls. Greg Palast's film "The Best Democracy Money Can Buy," details Mr. Kobach's involvement in creating the racially oppressive Crosscheck system.
Any legitimate commission would include members who reflect the organizations which have worked incessantly to combat voter suppression such as Project Vote, the NAACP, the Voting Rights Alliance and more, instead of known serial voter suppressors.
Placing this Commission under the supervision of the anti-voting rights Department of Justice and Attorney General Jefferson Sessions also evidences its purpose to restrict the American electorate at the expense of African American, Latino, Native American, student, low income, and disabled voters. This Commission also will waste public resources.
"We will not remain idle whilst the blood sacrifices of so many people for our voting rights are denigrated and undermined by this Administration," said Ms. Arnwine. "We will fight until this Commission is disbanded."