We pledge: No More Stolen Elections!

WE REMEMBER Florida 2000, Ohio 2004, Wisconsin 2011, and the gutting of the Voting Rights Act by the Supreme Court in 2014, and we are willing to act this year if the right to free and fair elections is denied again.

WE SUPPORT efforts to protect the right to vote leading up to Election Day, November 8th.

IF NECESSARY, WE PLEDGE to join nationwide pro-democracy protests starting on the next day, either in my community, in key states where fraud occurred, or in Washington, D.C., and if necessary, to demand a recount, investigation, and criminal prosecutions of those responsible.

CLICK HERE TO JOIN US: Sign the Pledge of Action

Initial signatories* . . . 

  • Noam Chomsky, professor, MIT

  • Thom Hartmann, author and journalist

  • Medea Benjamin, co-founder, CODE PINK

  • Jill Stein, presidential ticket, Green Party

  • Cheri Honkala, Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign

  • Rocky Anderson, presidential nominee, Justice Party

  • David Cobb, initiator, 2004 Ohio Recount

  • Ben Manski, founder, Liberty Tree Foundation

  • Margaret Flowers & Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance

  • Laura Bonham, Justice Party USA

  • Tom Hayden, co-founder, Students for a Democratic Society

  • Nancy Price, co-chair, Alliance for Democracy

  • Jerome Scott, co-founder, U.S. Social Forum

  • Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, co-founder, Move to Amend

  • Bill Fletcher, co-founder, Rainbow Coalition

  • John Matthews, retired Exec. Director, Madison Teachers, Inc. (MTI)

  • Daniel Wayne Lee, Los Angeles based anti-corporate activist

  • Mimi Kennedy, actress

  • Lee Camp, comedian

  • Daniel Ellsberg, The Pentagon Papers

  • Karen Dolan, Cities for Progress

  • David Swanson, author, War is a Crime

  • John Cavanagh, Institute for Policy Studies

  • Jim & Rebecca Goodman, Family Farm Defenders

  • George Martin, former co-chair, United for Peace and Justice

  • Frances Fox Piven, professor, CUNY

* all affiliations for ID purposes only

Voter registration purge in Georgia disenfranchises thousands

September 16, 2016
Kira Lerner for Think Progress
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Tens of thousands of Georgia voters have had their registrations thrown out because of typos in the state’s databases or because their name in the databases may not exactly match the information on their registration form.

Millions of people will be barred from voting in November

September 12, 2016
AJ Vicens for Mother Jones

Jennifer McDaniel got a letter on August 4 that broke her heart. Signed by Edgardo Cortés, the commissioner of the Virginia Department of Elections, it read, "This letter is to inform you that your voter registration has been canceled in compliance with a court order issued by the Supreme Court of Virginia on July 22, 2016."

Court protects voters in 3 states by blocking proof-of-citizenship requirement

September 12, 2016
Merrit Kennedy for NPR
A federal appeals court has blocked a proof-of-citizenship requirement on a federal mail voter registration form in Kansas, Alabama and Georgia.
 
The case pits Brian Newby, U.S. Election Assistance Commission executive director who argues that the requirement prevents voter fraud, against the League of Women Voters, which argues the documentation requirement disenfranchises voters.
 

Join us in supporting The Movement for Black Lives

September 9, 2016
Liberty Tree Foundation
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