VoteTrustUSA and other members of the I Count Coalition: Common Cause, Electronic Frontier Foundation, VerifiedVoting, VotersUnite, and Working Assests, have announced a Lobby Day event in support of HR 550, The Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act (HR 550). The Lobbys Days will take place on Thursday and Friday, April 6 and 7, in Washington D.C.
HR 550 would require a voter verified paper record of every vote, establish mandatory random hand counted audits to verify the accuracy of electronic tallies, and prohibit the use of secret software and wireless communication devices in voting machines.
The recent change in leadership of the Committee on House Administration has created a new opportunity for passage of this vital election integrity measure. Previous Lobby Day events in June and August of 2005 were a huge success,generating 24 new cosponsors on the bill from both parties. Please join us in Washington DC April 6 and 7, to build even greater bipartisan support for this critical bill.
To sign up to take part in the Lobby Days and to find out more ways you can support HR 550 visit www.ICountCoalition.org.
If you have never lobbied before, don’t worry. There will be a training session on the morning of April 6, where you’ll get plenty of tips and all the information you’ll need. With your help, we’ll bring enough co-sponsors on board to pass the legislation in time to make a difference in this year’s elections!
We’ll meet Thursday morning, April 6 from 9 am til Noon for the training session. Then we’ll fan out across the Hill for meetings with members of Congress and staff from Noon til 5 p.m. at Capitol Hill office buildings Aferward, we’ll get together for a gala reception with Rep. Holt and other special guests on Capitol Hill.
On Friday morning there will be a press conference and live blogging at the Capitol and then we’ll split up for more lobbying appointments, On both days, you’ll be lobbying in a group with other concerned citizens from your state.
More Ways You Can Help
Find out how you can help in your state! If you can’t make it to Washington, DC, you may still be able to help out in your home state during the Congressional Recess, which begins the week after HR 550 Lobby Days events. Click Here to find out what you can do to help at home!
Send an message to your U.S. Representative urging them to vote for passage of HR 550. Click Here to send an email to your Representative in support of HR 550.
Sign the Petition! While we’re at the Capitol, we’ll be delivering a petition signed by thousands of citizens to the Committee on House Administration, urging them to bring HR 550 to the floor as written, for an immediate vote. Click Here to sign the petition and send an email urging the committee members to support immediate passage of this critical legislation.
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