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Don't Mess With our Vote!

Mobilizing everyday people to stand up for Democracy Sept. 12, 2017

It’s time to stand up and stand together for a democracy for all. On Tuesday, September 12 the Pence-Kobach
Commission on “Election Integrity” meets in New Hampshire. The Democracy Initiative is coordinating actions in the
field and online with partners across the country. This is only the beginning of collective action to both build
and exercise our grassroots power. The meeting will be held at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint
Anselm College, 100 Saint Anselm Drive, Manchester, New Hampshire 03102.

Actions

Local Actions -- Testimony -- Pledge -- Flyers

Messaging

Messaging Packet -- Social Media -- Why I Fight

Actions

Join Local Action in States

 

New Hampshire-Manchester: Join the protest!  
When: Tuesday, September 12, 8am EST
Where: St. Anselm College, New Hampshire Institute of Politics 
Address: 100 Saint Anselm Drive, Manchester, NH 03102 
RSVP on Facebook

Georgia- Cancelled

RSVP on Facebook

Missouri- St. Louis: Press Rally!

  • When: Tuesday, September 12, 11am CST
  • Where: St. Louis History Museum (Civil Rights Exhibit)
  • Address: 5700 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO63112

Kansas/Missouri-Kansas City: Press Rally! 

  • When: Tuesday, September 12, 12pm CT
  • Where: Ilus Davis Park
  • Address: 1000 Locust St. Kansas City, MO 64106

Arizona- Protest Against Pence Kobach Commission Rally

  • When: Tuesday, September 12, 9am-11am
  • Where: Arizona Capitol
  • Address: 1700 W Washington St, Pheonix, Arizona 85007 

 

Submit written Testimony 

Our members could be purged! Kris Kobach and other commissioners want to use the flawed Interstate
Crosscheck which could purge millions of eligible voters, target minorities based on insufficient data, and is
threat to our democracy. Mobilize members to tell the commission #DontMessWithOurVote!

Our members could be purged! Kris Kobach and other commissioners want to use the flawed Interstate
Crosscheck which could purge millions of eligible voters, target minorities based on insufficient data, and is
threat to our democracy. Mobilize members to tell the commission #DontMessWithOurVote!

Sample:

“I join thousands of Americans to express my deep concern with the Pence-Kobach commission. Many
of the commissioners have made a career out of blocking eligible voters from the democratic process.
From purging millions of voters in Ohio and Georgia to blocking eligible voters from registering in
Kansas, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania, this commission is more focused on purging than participation.

The American people will not be intimidated out of exercising our freedom to vote.

It’s time for a democracy that works for all so we can have thriving communities, a just economy, and
healthy planet. We need to give local election officials the tools they need to do their job to ensure our
elections are secure, modern, and accessible to all Americans.
The best way to uphold the integrity of our elections is by making sure every eligible voter can vote and
have their vote counted as cast. Modernizing our elections to allow things like automatic voter
registration, Election Day voter registration, and early voting are important steps to building trust and
confidence in our democratic process for all Americans.

The freedom to vote is the cornerstone of our democracy, and I know that We The People will do
whatever it takes, together, to protect it. I will not let this Commission intimidate me or any other eligible
American from exercising the freedom to vote.”

Add Your Name to Democracy Pledge

We win on our just causes when everyone can participate. Our right to vote is our most powerful tool in a
democracy. It is how we improve and protect the lives of our families, our communities, our environment, the
working class, and our nation. Voting is how we ensure that we have a government works for everyone
regardless of race, creed, color or sexual orientation. When we vote, we hold our elected leaders accountable
and can stand up to wealthy special interests.

We pledge to raise our hands to take collective action against those who try to mess with our vote. We demand
the freedom to participate freely and fairly in our democracy. It’s time for all elected leaders to respect our
vote!

Today, we raise our hands to demand:

  •  All eligible voters are guaranteed the freedom to register to vote,
  •  A secure system where every vote is cast and counted, and
  •  A fair system where all communities can participate equally in the democratic process.
Sign On Now

Download Day of Action Flyer!

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Messaging & Media
Messaging Packet 

We win on the issues that matter most – a just economy, a healthy planet, safe communities, and a fair justice
system– when everyone can participate in democracy. That means all eligible voters are registered, all
voters can cast a ballot, and all votes are counted. Voting is one of our most powerful democracy tools to
protect our communities, our workplaces, and our planet. It is how everyday, hardworking people hold leaders
accountable at the local, state and national level when wealthy special interests and corporations try to put
their interests above the needs of the American people. Participation and influence in democracy is vital to
addressing important issues impacting our communities and nation.

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Day of Action Social Media 

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Twitter:

No matter who you are, we all should be able to participate in our democracy. #DontMessWithOurVote

Should @mike_pence be leading a committee on "election integrity?" Happening in a state he served
as governor:http://indy.st/2wD0G6G


.@HvonSpakovsky tried to deny legal voters in Virginia their freedom to vote. Now he's trying to do the
same for all Americans.
 

Facebook:

Democracy works best when everybody can participate. Voting is our chance to hold elected leaders
accountable and it’s how we improve and protect the lives of our families, our communities, our
environment, the working class, and our nation. No matter who you are, our votes should count. That’s
why we can’t leave our most powerful tool in democracy in the hands of elected officials alone.

HASHTAGS #DontMessWithOurVote #RespectOurVote

 

“WHY I FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY” MEMBER STORIES

Please identify 1 or 2 advocates that could offer a short (1-3 sentence) quote on why voting matters and to
send a message to commissioners “Don’t Mess With Our Vote.” Quotes should draw a link to why voting
matters and the core issues of your organizations (workers’ rights, climate justice, civil rights, etc.)
People are encouraged to include a picture and to use the hashtag #DontMessWithOurVote. Advocates
can post a message on their preferred social media platform but make sure they use #DontMessWithOurVote
so we can collect all stories and amplify.
You can send stories and photos to Michelle (mwhittaker@democracyinitiative.org), make sure you
include contact information.

#MemberStory

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