Election Security is Everything

EVENTS TODAY: 

Faith Over Fear: Standing with our Muslim Neighbors
Learn about Islamophobia and how to combat it from excellent speakers and a Q&A with local leaders:
10:00 AM at Plymouth Church (https://www.facebook.com/events/484835695232190/)
7:00 PM at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church (https://www.facebook.com/events/931515906987574/)

No Muslim Ban Ever
Join multiple civil rights groups for a pray-in this evening to stand in solidarity with the Muslim community.
4-6:00 PM at 700 Stewart St. (https://www.facebook.com/events/1817910671832293/)

ACTION: Make Our Elections Secure

In 2016, Russian hackers attempted to break into the election systems of 21 states – and you can bet they’ll try again next time around. Much of our election infrastructure is aging and vulnerable, which is why both the House and the Senate have proposed bipartisan legislation to provide funding for states to upgrade their election security: the PAPER Act in the House, and the Klobuchar-Graham amendment in the Senate. Call your representatives to let them know that election security should be a top priority.

Rep. Adam Smith: 425-793-5180
Rep. Pramila Jayapal: 206-674-0040
Sen. Patty Murray: 202-224-2621 / 206-553-5545
Sen. Maria Cantwell: 202-224-3441 / 206-220-6400

Script for House:
“My name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [ZIP] about the security of our elections from cyberattacks. Election infrastructure in many states is aging and in need of expensive upgrades to ensure that everyone’s vote is counted correctly. I would like [Representative] to cosponsor the PAPER Act, to provide guidelines and funding to states who need to upgrade their election systems.”

Script for Senate:
“My name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [ZIP] about the security of our elections from cyberattacks. Election infrastructure in many states is aging and in need of expensive upgrades to ensure that everyone’s vote is counted correctly. I would like [Representative] to support the Klobuchar-Graham amendment and make the security of our elections a priority.”

Background: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/14/us/voting-russians-hacking-states-.html
 

GOOD NEWS: 

Yesterday, a Hawaii judge blocked the most recent version of Trump’s Muslim Ban! Read all about it here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/federal-judge-blocks-trumps-third-travel-ban/2017/10/17/e73293fc-ae90-11e7-9e58-e6288544af98_story.html