We pledge: No More Stolen Elections!

WE REMEMBER Florida 2000, Ohio 2004, and Wisconsin 2011, the gutting of the Voting Rights Act by the US Supreme Court in 2014 and 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.

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 & Cheri Honkala, presidential ticket, Green Party
  • Rocky Anderson, presidential nominee, Justice Party
  • Tim Carpenter, Progressive Democrats of America
  • David Cobb, initiator, 2004 Ohio Recount
  • Ben Manski, founder, Liberty Tree Foundation
  • Margaret Flowers & Kevin Zeese, It's Our Economy
  • 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, 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

New York voters file lawsuit to protect voting rights of millions before presidential primary

April 20, 2016
Kira Lerner & Emily Atkin for Think Progress
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK — With less than 24 hours until the presidential primary, a group of New Yorkers who saw their party affiliations mysteriously switched are filing a lawsuit Monday seeking to open the state’s closed primary so that they can cast a ballot.

Supreme Court upholds counting all residents, not just registered voters, for determining state Senate Districts

April 20, 2016
Lawrence Hurley for Reuters
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A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld the method all 50 states use in drawing legislative districts by counting every resident and not just eligible voters, rejecting a conservative challenge that could have given more sway to rural white voters.

Voter suppression comes in a variety of forms throughout the country, disenfranchising many

April 20, 2016
Charles Pierce for Esquire
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It is my considered opinion that, as far as the simple process of voting goes, the World's Last Great Democracy couldn't organize a two-car funeral if you spotted it the hearse. The primaries on Tuesday night were an endless carnival of blunders, cock-ups, and general mayhem. This is the first election cycle we've had since John Roberts declared the Day of Jubilee and gutted the Voting Rights Act. These two things are not coincidental. The good folks at the SEIU have done a great job aggregating the various atrocities.

Voter suppression not confined to Arizona - activists in Idaho, Utah and American Samoa working to increase voter participation

March 26, 2016
Alice Ollstein for Think Progress
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Last night’s primary in Arizona delivered big wins and sizable delegate hauls to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. While Bernie Sanders dominated the Democratic caucuses in Idaho and Utah, and Utah Republicans handed a win to Ted Cruz.
 
Republicans in the U.S. territory of American Samoa gave one delegate each to Ted Cruz and Donald Trump.
 
But with reports of three hour wait times, online glitches, and legal restrictions, the contests also highlighted serious voting rights problems in those states.