December 10, 2004

Action Memo from Progressive Democrats of America!

Urgent Election Actions: Now through December 13th

December 10, 2004


The House Judiciary Committee ad-hoc hearing on the voter irregularities in Ohio, led by Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) was a huge success. Not only were 14 TV cameras there representing a variety of networks, C-SPAN broadcast the entire 3 hour hearing live. You can watch it at This was a direct result of the 5000+ phone calls and e-mails from PDA members.

Over the next 72 hours, we need you to keep up the momentum. First, we need you to take action on our website. Rep. Bob Ney (R-OH), chairman of the Committee on House Administration, has pledged to hold bi-partisan hearings on the 2004 election NEXT YEAR. Send a message to Ney and other members of the Committee, demanding they hold the hearings NOW.

At the end of the action, you'll be asked to contact Bob Ney and John Larson (D-CT), the ranking Democratic member of the Committee, directly. Please do so. If you can only choose one, call Larson. He must know that it is unacceptable to follow the Republican timeline on this issue.

Take the action here:

We also encourage you to join your local efforts to protest the casting of the Electoral College votes on December 13th. Actions are planned all over the country from the 10th-13th, highlighting the irregularities in the 2004 Election. Visit www.Nov3.US to get connected with local actions. While you're there, read the Voter Bill of Rights www.Nov 3.US/billofrights.php and imagine how, working together, we can make these changes happen.

Finally, pressure Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell to answer the questions raised by Rep. John Conyers and others about the irregularities in Ohio:

General Telephone Number (Toll Free): 1-877-767- 6446

General Telephone Number (Local): 1-614- 466-2655

Thank you for all your hard work to help protect our democracy. Stay tuned for further developments. There's not a lot of time before this election really IS over, and there is a lot to do.


Tim Carpenter & Kevin Spidel

Progressive Democrats of America



phone: (877) 368-9221


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