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    Jennifer, thanks for posting this again, and I am glad to see that it hit and reached the top of the REC list this time!

    I will try to help as much as I can on this push.

    But, it would also be great to see some simultaneous push to get some senators to adopt HR. 550 and sponsor the sister legislation in the Senate.

    Folks: in addition to sending emails and letters as suggested by Jennifer:

    1. please also call your representative to give additional impetus.

    2. Further, please call the two senators form your state, and ask them to draft and sponsor/co-sponsor a sister legislation to HR. 550, and pursue it aggressively before the end of the current congressional sitting.

    3. and, this is very important: please call whether your Rep./Sen. is republican or democrat or indep. If you suspect that the member of congress is opposed to such legislation, tell them this in an attempt to cajole and persuade: wouldn't THEY want their election victories going forward to have that stamp of authenticity and legitimacy?

    4. Also, tell them in clear cut terms that your vote and support for them (or lack thereof) in the future will depend VERY heavily on how they pursue and legislate on this issue.

    Jennifer: please comeback and post updates as and when you have them, and thanks again.
    •  Your action items (none)
      are great!  I think #3--presenting the issue to legislators who may be "lukewarm" on these reforms as a matter of whether or not they want to know that their victory or defeat is legitimate; and #4, making it clear that your support for them is contingent on their taking voting integrity seriously.

      And thanks for spreading the word!

      By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. --Benjamin Franklin

      by Jennifer Clare on Mon Oct 03, 2005 at 07:07:57 AM PDT

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