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Please Help Advance HR 2239 - The Paper Trail Bill

Please Help Advance HR 2239 -- The Paper Trail Bill

OUR RECENT HR2239 PUSH

Starting last Wednesday, October 15, 2003, VerifiedVoting.org began a campaign to call every Representative in the House and urge them to support HR2239. HR2239 is the Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act of 2003 which calls for, among other things, a voter verifiable paper trail. Since the session ends at the end of October, we felt it was crucial to start a push at this time.

Our 76 diligent volunteers have contacted over 300 Representatives. They have called, left messages, called again, sent information, and then reported their results back to us.

It's working! We've gotten 6 new co-sponsors for the bill (bringing the total to 51). One of them (Millender-McDonald) is on the House Administration Committee, which is where the bill now resides; 5 are considering co-sponsorship; 12 support the bill; and, so far, only 4 oppose it.

To see the results so far, check

http://www.verifiedvoting.org/houseofreps.asp

YOU CAN HELP (IT ONLY TAKES A MOMENT)

1) Call your Representative and ask if they support HR2239.

Check

http://www.verifiedvoting.org/resources/hr2239_volunteers/hr2239_effort.asp

for instructions and resources.

If they don't know about the bill or the problems, direct them to some information.

If they have specific concerns, let us know what they are.

If they do support the bill, ask them to co-sponsor it.

2) Then call both your Senators and ask them to introduce a companion bill to HR2239.

If we have a steady stream of calls about this issue, we might just be able to get a voter-verifiable paper trail by the 2004 election!!

Please don't delay. Make these three calls in the next few days.

KEY REPRESENTATIVES

Here are the names of some key players. If you are a constituent of one of these people, then you have an even greater chance of helping HR 2239.

Robert Ney (R-OH) (202) 225-6265. Chairman of the House Administration Committee where the bill currently is stuck.

Steny Hoyer (D-MD) (202) 225-4131. A sponsor of HAVA with an investment in making sure that it increases, rather than decreases, the fairness of elections.

James Langevin (D-RI) (202) 225-2735.

The following Republican members have been identified as being especially worth contacting:

Nancy Johnson -- http://www.house.gov/nancyjohnson/ (R-CT)
Chris Shays -- http://www.house.gov/shays/ (R-CT)
Rob Simmons -- http://www.house.gov/simmons/ (R-CT)
Wayne Gilchrist -- http://gilchrest.house.gov/ (R-MD)
Mark Kirk - http://www.house.gov/kirk/ (R-IL)
Tim Johnson -- http://www.house.gov/timjohnson/ (R-IL)
Steve King -- http://www.house.gov/steveking/ (R-IA)
Chris Smith -- http://www.house.gov/chrissmith/ (R-NJ)
Frank LoBiondo -- http://www.house.gov/lobiondo/ (R-NJ)

Thank you to everyone that has helped so far in this effort and to all those that can take the time to help now.

ENDS

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