Update from the Protect The Vote Action Team
We know the bad news: the 2016 election was stolen. Democratic voter participation was suppressed in many communities, GOP Congressional committees tried to destroy Hillary and the media harped on stories of FALSE equivalencies between Trump and Clinton and now we finally KNOW RUSSIA interfered in many ways. Yet, more than a year later, Trump and the GOP have done NOTHING to make sure Russia stays out of our elections. At least, we see mainstream media stories on that CALCULATED negligence.
Now for some good news: On January 3rd, Trump dissolved the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity, complaining that many states had refused to provide personal voter information to the Commission. “The commission never had anything to do with election integrity,” said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. “It was instead a front to suppress the vote, perpetuate dangerous and baseless claims, and was ridiculed from one end of the country to the other.”
Unfortunately the voter suppression system “Cross Check” is still being used in many states to throw minority and Democratic voters off the voting rolls to ensure Republican victories and to cast doubts on our elections. Both Senator Durbin and Senator Duckworth have called for Illinois to stop using Cross Check. To thank them, call 202-224-3121 and demand that Congress protect ALL of our votes. We must keep making noise and raising awareness. There are STILL THOUSANDS of uncounted 2016 votes in minority Democratic communities like Detroit.
THE 2018 ELECTIONS ARE COMING SOON! We’ve been inspired and invigorated by the Democratic victories in several RED states and communities. The hard work paid off! There is a lot of work ahead to support our Democratic candidates AND to make sure everyone KNOWS about the GOP assaults on our right to vote. Join the BIG BLUE WAVE…nationwide! We all have friends and family all over the nation! We can be part of a nationwide campaign to raise awareness and to PROTECT THE VOTE
- Please FB Post and tweet: Paper Ballots for a Paper Trail #ProtectTheVote, Voting Matters. Vote for Democrats #ProtectTheVote, Start Talking About a NATIONAL Voting Rights Act #Protect the Vote, Every Vote Counts Join the BIG BLUE WAVE #ProtectTheVote, Stay UNITED #ProtectTheVote.]
- Let’s all work to Get Out the Vote (GOTV) and PROTECT THE VOTE