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Call Your Senators - Object to the Certification of the Electoral College
by No Stolen Elections! Campaign
Tuesday Dec 21st, 2004 12:08 AM

More than a month has passed since voters cast votes
for the President and Vice-President of the United
States -- but every day, more and more stories surface
that call into question the election's integrity.

January 6, 2005:
Take Action on Election Violations
as Congress Meets to Certify the Vote!

More than a month has passed since voters cast votes
for the President and Vice-President of the United
States -- but every day, more and more stories surface
that call into question the election's integrity.

Machines broke down, counted backwards, eliminated
votes, and registered votes for the wrong candidate.
progressive and African-American neighborhoods
experienced by far the longest lines on election day,
the most vote spoilage, the most elimination of
provisional ballots, and the most victimization by
precinct manipulation.

Four hundred thousand callers phoned voter protection
hotlines, with complaints ranging from absentee
ballots lost in the mail, to outright voter
intimidation and disenfranchisement. And partisan
election officials with conflicts of interest
undermined voting rights in states from Ohio to
Florida to New Mexico. Even progressive Democrats on
the House Judiciary Committee have questioned the
elections' legitimacy, in a series of rigorous,
painstakingly detailed letters documenting the
unprecedented extent and scope of vote suppression,
available at http://www.house.gov/judiciary_democrats/

How can we have confidence in American democracy when
so many questions about this election remain
unanswered? In addition to the longstanding issues
subtly undermining democracy -- corporate domination
of the two major parties, plurality elections, and
corporate media bias - the recent election betrayed
democratic principles overtly.

Despite the efforts of a few valiant members of
Congress, most of our Senators and Representatives
have ignored our pleas for serious investigation into
the "irregularities" that surrounded the 2004
election. But one more opportunity remains for these
government officials to stand for democracy.

URGE PROGRESSIVE SENATORS TO TAKE A STAND ON JAN. 6,
WHEN CONGRESS MEETS TO CERTIFY THE VOTE

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!

The following seven Senators are some of the most
progressive members of the Senate. Please call them
immediately, and urge them to defend democracy on
January 6.

*SPREAD THE WORD TO PEOPLE YOU KNOW TO KEEP DOING THE
SAME UNTIL JANUARY 6.*

Senator Barbara Boxer, (202) 224-3553,
senator [at] boxer.senate.gov

Senator Dick Durbin, (202) 224-2152,
dick [at] durbin.senate.gov

Senator Russ Feingold, (202) 224-5323,
russ_feingold [at] feingold.senate.gov

Senator Tom Harkin, (202) 224-3254,
tom_harkin [at] harkin.senate.gov

Senator Jim Jeffords, (202) 224-5141,
Vermont [at] jeffords.senate.gov

Senator Edward Kennedy, 202/224-4543,
senator [at] kennedy.senate.gov

Senator Patrick Leahy, (202) 224-4242,
senator_leahy [at] leahy.senate.gov

ON JANUARY 6, PROTEST IN WASHINGTON, DC AND AT
SENATORS' OFFICES IN YOUR OWN COMMUNITIES

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
America. Please join us on January 6 in Washington,
DC. Details on the DC protest TBA. Check
http://www.Nov3.US or http://www.counter-inaugural.org
for more information.

If you can't come to DC, we urge you to organize a
protest outside a Senator's office in your community,
and list your event at http://www.Nov3.US

This call to action is initiated by No Stolen
Elections! and United Progressives for Democracy.
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