– 2005-01-04 22:55:38
On January 6,
Tell Bush: Stop Voter Disenfranchisement!
Tell Congress: Stand Up for Democracy!
On January 6, 2005 Congress will meet in joint session to certify the 2004 presidential election. On that day, if one member of the House and one member of the Senate object to the certification of the vote, then all members of Congress will finally discuss these issues.
On January 6, 2001, not a single Senator would join with the Representatives who demanded an inquiry into the Florida recount. This year, let’s make our Senators take a stand!
Join Medea Benjamin, John Bonifaz, David Cobb, Congressman John Conyers (invited), Alysia Fischer, George Friday, Rev. Jesse Jackson (invited), Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney (invited), Rev. Lennox Yearwood and many others as we: Rally at 10:00 a.m. in Lafayette Park across from the White House. We will then m! arch to Capitol Hill to join with others at the U.S. Capitol at noon.
Investigate the Ohio Vote
We need an investigation into the Ohio vote on November 2, the seriously problematic “recount,” partisan, discriminatory decisions made by the Secretary of State, electronic voting machine fraud, not enough machines in predominantly Black precincts, and all of the other ways that voters were disenfranchised in the USA.
While our Senators and Representatives are inside Congress, tallying the electoral college vote, We the People must have a presence outside, bringing attention to the disenfranchisement, suppression and fraud that pervaded the 2004 election – and demanding real reforms to extend and protect democracy in the US.
Please join us on January 6 in Washington, DC. For more information, check
Leading up to the January 6 events there will be a major rally in Columbus, Ohio on January 3 at 2 p.m. organized by Rev. Jesse Jackson, the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition and other groups. For more information go to http://www.rainbowpush.org .
If you can’t come to DC, we urge you to organize an action on January 4 or 5 at a Senator’s office in your community, and list your event at http://www.nov3.us.
And on January 6 let’s flood the Senate with calls all morning and afternoon; the Capitol Hill information number is 202-224-3121.
If the Ukraine can have a re-vote, why can’t the US have at least an investigation into vote suppression?
This call to action is initiated by
• United Progressives for Democracy,
• the Cobb/LaMarche campaign,
• Code Pink, D.C.
• Anti-War Network,
• Independent Progressive Politics Network,
• No Stolen Elections!,
• Progressive Democrats of America
• Rainbow/PUSH Coalition and
• Truth in Elections.
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On January 6, Congress will convene to ratify the Electoral College votes in the 2004 Presidential Election. Congressman John Conyers (D-Michigan) and other Representatives plan to challenge the electoral vote count due to election irregularities and the appearance of illegality in the vote and recount. See http://www.truthout.org/docs_04/123104W.shtml
Please call your Senators and Representatives
Encourage them to join Congressman Conyers in challenging the validity of the election. We must restore confidence in our democracy! You can call toll-free at 1-800-839-5276.
For a slide show overview of concerns about possible election fraud, please visit http://www.ElectionFraud2004.org (note: once you’ve opened the slide show, click on the button in the lower right-hand corner to view the presentation more easily). There’s also a good article at http://www.freepress.org/departments/display/19/2004/1046
And please attend some of the following events:
• January 4 (Tuesday), 7pm
RALLY FOR THE REPUBLIC
Herbst Theater, 401 Van Ness, San Francisco
Emily Levin, project coordinator for Richard Hayes Phillips’ precinct-level analysis of Ohio voting anomalies, will describe findings entered as evidence in Moss v. Bush showing that Ohio’s 20 electoral votes were won by John Kerry.
In Linda Byrket’s documentary Video the Vote you will witness the shameful voter suppression tactics deployed to deny predominantly African American communities of Ohio their right to vote. Researcher-analyst Warren Stewart will describe the mysteries of New Mexico’s national record for undervotes and phantom voters that resulted in a 1% margin awarding the state’s electors to Bush.
ReDefeat Bush founder David Lytel will provide an insightful preview of the crucial electoral contest starting just days from now.
Suggested donation: $5 – $10 (no one turned away for lack of funds).
For more information, contact Dan Ashby at email@example.com or (415) 595-1289.
• January 5 (Wednesday), Noon
A FUNERAL FOR FAIR ELECTIONS
Lytton Plaza (University Ave. at Emerson St.), Palo Alto
Fair Elections died on Nov. 2, 2004. The causes of death will be announced and a brief eulogy will be offered, followed by a procession to Congresswoman Anna Eshoo’s office at 698 Emerson St., where flowers will be laid on the coffin. Public wailing will be led by the Raging Grannies.
Sponsored by the Bay Area Coalition for Election Reform, Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom (Peninsula Chapter), the Peninsula Raging Grannies, the Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, and the Green Party of Santa Clara County.
For more information, call (650) 223-3306 or email info@ElectionFraud2004.org.
• January 6 (Thursday), Noon
VERIFYGRA — For An Election That Really Stands Up
At the office of Senator Barbara Boxer
1700 Montgomery Street (near Chestnut & Embarcadero), San Francisco
Don’t let Electile Dysfunction get you down! VERIFYGRA is the answer. Tested and proven effective in the Ukraine — and now available in the United States.
Come to a press conference and rally at Senator Barbara Boxer’s office to ask her and Senator Kerry to get on VERIFYGRA and stand up for democracy by declaring the Ohio recount inadequate and refusing to certify the election.
For more information, contact Jeff Grubler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-385-5956
• January 12 (Wednesday), 7:30pm
“VOTERGATE” (36-minute documentary) at Veterans’ Hall (Post Room), 846 Front St., Santa Cruz
Follow Bev Harris, feisty grandmother and founder of BlackBoxVoting.org, as she travels nine states taking on election gatekeepers.
• Also showing: “9/11 Open Your Eyes – The War on Terror is a Lie” — excerpts culled from 45 hours of testimony from the International Citizens Inquiry into 9/11 held in Toronto, Canada, May, 2004.
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