ACTION ONE: FIGHT FOR YOUR COUNTRY AND JOIN US FOR #INDIVISIBLETUESDAY
Meet us today, November 5, at 11:30AM in the courtyard of Sen. Wyden’s and Rep. Blumenauer’s offices at 911 NE 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97232.
On this election day we must work to protect our elections and our country.
We will thank Senator Wyden for his PAVE Act and ask that he work for $600 million for election security the House passed be put into the Senate Budget.
We will thank Congressman Blumenauer for being a leader on impeachment and ask him to continue to protect our country by working to impeach and remove Trump
ACTION TWO: CALL YOUR SENATORS
My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code].
For Wyden:Thank you for your public support for the impeachment inquiry. Today, I am asking for your help to protect our elections. I strongly support your PAVE Act, and I agree with you that McConnell’s $250 million for election security is a “joke.” Please fight for the targeted $600 million the House passed. And continue to challenge Facebook’s microtargeting, which you brought to our attention. Thank you.
FOR MERKLEY:Thank you for your public support for the impeachment inquiry. Today, I am asking for your help to protect our elections. I strongly support the PAVE Act and other election security measures. Please fight for the targeted $600 million the House passed. And challenge Facebook’s unethical role in our elections. Thank you.
While keeping up the pressure for the impeachment process, we must acknowledge Trump could win next year’s presidential election.
A combination of foreign interference including disinformation campaigns and manipulating the count by hacking into voting machines, along with State Republican efforts to suppress the vote could add enough to Trump’s faithful base to hand him another four years.
As the House moves onto the public phase of the impeachment process our election vulnerabilities are “a national security emergency.”
Experts believe election security can be strengthened by:
Using paper ballots.
Requiring audits of election results.
Replacing easily hacked voting equipment.
Securing voter databases.
Imposing sanctions on foreign governments that interfere.
In June, the House passed an election security bill requiring states provide paper ballots and mandating specific security upgrades. They authorized $600 million for the job. We need the Senate to do the same.
While the Senate works on election security funding the House must protect our elections and our country with the public phase of the impeachment process – that ends in the impeachment and removal of Trump.
We have 363 days to respond to this emergency. Or on day 364, we could wake up to another four years of Trump.
Washington Post, Sept. 20, 2019: “The Cybersecurity 202: McConnell’s support for election security funding is just the start of a big fight” https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/the-cybersecurity-202/2019/09/20/the-cybersecurity-202-mcconnell-s-support-for-election-security-funding-is-just-the-start-of-a-big-fight/5d83e2a5602ff1737aef7323/