As I said in another post. I did something I would have never (in a million years) think I would do. I actually cancelled some appointments and made
time to volunteer for the local Obama campaign.
I found it interesting. What I am doing is making calls. I have made several hundred so far and If its a reflection of anything, Obama will win by
landslide. Out of 350 calls, 2 supported MCCain, one was because of the Reverand wright dealio. The other was just a person that thought they are a
republican. I got 45 Obama, the rest were either Rude, wrong number or undecided.
Anyway, I also got some that thought they were ineligible. This is a breakdown in states and their laws for voting.....it also has a 1-800 number
incase they try to disqualify you for some reason.
This is the Email I recieved:
Dear ACLU Supporter,
The ACLU is going all out to protect the right to vote, and we need your help getting critical information out.
We’re distributing hundreds of thousands of voter empowerment cards in eight different languages to 34 states across the country.
Download voting rights information for your state -- and then, share it with as many people as you can.
Insidious tactics are surfacing all across the country that could suppress the vote -- particularly the votes of newly registered and minority voters.
Don’t let it happen.
Find out the voting rights in your state, and then forward this to all your friends and family.
The threat that hundreds of thousands of voters will be turned away on Election Day is real.
The ACLU is pulling out all the stops. We’re working on cases across the country, lobbying officials at the Justice Department to take action and
directly educating hundreds of thousands of voters to make sure this sacred right is protected.
Just this week in Ohio, Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney Joseph Deters launched a voter fraud investigation where there is no specific, credible
evidence of fraud. The investigation is looking into voters who took advantage of Ohio's five-day window in which a person may simultaneously
register to vote and cast a ballot. These unwarranted fraud scare tactics could have a chilling effect on voter turn out of newly registered voters.
This comes just weeks after the ACLU won a resounding victory guaranteeing the right to vote absentee for newly registered voters. We’ve got to
reach as many people as possible with direct information about their voting rights -- and you can help.
Do you know the voting rights in your state? Find out, and then, forward this to all your friends and family.
The Supreme Court even had to step in to stop unlawful voter suppression tactics when the Ohio Republican Party tried to challenge new registrations
based on small inaccuracies in government databases. If this stunt hadn’t been blocked, failed matches could have resulted in hundreds of thousands
of lawful voters being purged from the rolls, challenged at the polls or required to cast provisional ballots.
Unfortunately, Ohio is just one of many states facing voter suppression tactics.
The New York Times reported that election officials in at least nine states are violating federal law by either improperly using Social Security data
to screen newly registered voters or removing thousands of voters after the federal deadline for doing so expired.
Find out the voting rights in your state to ensure you (and your friends and family) aren’t turned away on Election Day.
We’ve got to stay on the alert. Please, do all you can to spread the word.
Thank you for all you do,
Anthony D. Romero
Why the ACLU? Because theyre willing to take things like the fisa to court against the government. Theyre the only ones that are really making a stand
against it. Thats why!
[edit on 13/10/08 by Douggie]