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Let a Thousand Cameras Roll - Keep the Election Honest With Video.

Date:
Tuesday, November 02, 2004
Time:
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Event Type:
Other
Organizer/Author:
Kiersten Johnson
Location Details:
All polling places in hotly contested areas, especially in communities of color in Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan. You know where the trouble was in 2000: go back there on election day with your camera in hand!

Let a Thousand Cameras Roll - Keep the Election Honest With Video.


Political operatives can only tamper with the election process if nobody is watching. Don't give them the chance! This Tuesday, take your video camera to your local polling place. Talk to the poll workers, find out where you can videotape and where you can't and then make sure you record as much as you can. Encourage people to come to you with any irregularities they believe are happening. Don't be intimidated, the election belongs to the people, that's you and me, and we have the right to record what's going on.

Be sure you have your batteries charged up and plenty of tape. Get your friends to take turns and help you. It could make a big difference later on, if the election needs to be investigated.

Remember, eternal vigilance is the price of freedom.

references:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/newsnight/3956129.stm

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A52800-2004Sep26.html
Added to the calendar on Wed, Oct 27, 2004 5:21PM
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