December 03, 2004

Bay Area Action Monday December 6th, San Francisco

Emergency Rally to Defend the Recounts! Demand Election Reform!

Monday, December 6th 12:00 Noon

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi

450 Golden Gate Ave., Burton Fed. Bldg.

San Francisco, CA 94102

We insist that House Minority Leader Pelosi and all of our representatives

take immediate action to safeguard the elections process. We are very happy

that Pelosis top staffers have agreed to meet us at 12 noon on Monday. We

are asking everyone to come and support the contingent inside. Bring signs

and instruments and make noise to save our ailing democracy!

We demand draft legislation to ensure:

Minimum standards in the voting method throughout the US.

An auditable paper trail for electronic and all voting machines.

That all "spoiled" ballots and provisional ballots are counted by hand and


To uphold and enforce the Voting Rights Act to prevent the continued

disenfranchisement of minority voters.

A complete investigation into how to revamp the current processes to ensure

fair and accountable elections.

We urgently ask:

That Pelosi join with Rep. Conyers, Holt, Nadler, Scott, Watt, and Wexler in

demanding a Government Accountability Office (GAO) investigation of the tens

of thousands of reported complaints regarding the 2004 election.

That Pelosi support the recount in Ohio being performed on the behalf of the

Green and Libertarian candidates for president and the Nader Campaign's

recount in New Hampshire as a non-partisan effort to ensure that every vote

is counted.

That Pelosi support the Ohio Democratic Party in their lawsuit to order Ohio

Secretary of State Ken Blackwell to impose uniform standards for counting

provisional votes on all 88 counties.

Cosponsored by United For Peace And Justice, The American Friends Service

Committee (Pacific Mountain Region), CODEPINK Bay Area, Tikkun Community and

the Ronald Reagan Home for the Criminally Insane

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