Action Update: Urge Congress to Pass Meaningful Election Reform!

A year after the fiasco of the 2000 elections, Congress is on the brink of considering legislation that would fail to bring us meaningful election reform…In fact, the full House may consider — as early as this week — new legislation that does little to address the serious problems in our voting system…send a FREE FAX to your Members of Congress.

A year after the fiasco of the 2000 elections, Congress is on the brink of considering legislation that would fail to bring us meaningful election reform.

In fact, the full House may consider — as early as this week — new legislation introduced by Reps. Bob Ney (R-OH) and Steny Hoyer (D-MD) that does little to address the serious problems in our voting system.

The Ney-Hoyer bill fails to fix our troubled election system because it allows any state to opt-out of federal standards.

These opt-out provisions mean that our election system will continue to be a patchwork of mismatched and often unfair election procedures.

Take Action!

We need meaningful election reform, and we need it soon if we are to prevent the problems of 2000 from repeating in the 2002 federal elections.

As written, the Ney-Hoyer legislation is not the cure for America’s election ills.

You can read more and send a FREE FAX to your Members of Congress from our action alert at:


http://www.aclu.org/action/americavote107.html

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Author: Jared Feuer, Internet Organizer

News Service: American Civil Liberties Union Action Network – December 4, 2001

URL: http://www.aclu.org/action/americavote107.html