Defend our election integrity

(This action was adapted from our friends at Code Blue WA - https://www.facebook.com/groups/CodeBlueWashingtonState/)

We have an election security bill to support! The PAVE Act bans internet, WiFi and cellular connections for voting machines, and gives the Department of Homeland Security the authority to set, for the first time, minimum cybersecurity standards for voting machines, voter registration databases, electronic poll books used to 'check in' voters at polling places and election night reporting websites.

The bill also funds the purchase of secure ballot scanning machines, funds new ballot marking devices to be used by voters with disabilities, and permits the federal government to reimburse states for the cost of conducting post-elections audits. This is pretty much everything that experts at the Brennan Center, National Election Defense Coalition, Public Citizen and others have been saying for years. Let’s make this happen!

Today's Action: Tell our MoCs to support election security

Call Senator Cantwell to thank her for co-sponsoring this bill

DC - 202-224-3441; Seattle - 206-220-6400

Sample Script:

"Hi, my name is {NAME}, and I'm calling from {CITY, ZIP}. I want to thank Senator Cantwell for co-sponsoring Senate Bill 1472, and pushing to secure the integrity of our elections. Please ask her to keep up the good work!"

Call Senator Murray, plus your Representative:

  • Senator Patty Murray: DC - 202-224-2621 Seattle - 206-553-5545

  • Rep. Pramila Jayapal: DC - 202-225-3106 Seattle - 206-674-0040

  • Rep. Adam Smith: DC - 202-225-8901 Renton - 425-793-5180

Sample Script:

"Hi, my name is {NAME}, and I'm calling from {CITY, ZIP} to ask {MoC} to support S.1472, the PAVE Act, which will help to protect the integrity of our elections. Senator Cantwell has already signed on to support the Senate version. Will {MoC} do the same?"

Good News

Daniel Nichanian, an advocate for criminal justice reform, noted on Monday that our state legislature and Governor Inslee enacted new legislation to end the practice of prison gerrymandering here in our state! Thank you, State Senators Jeannie Darneille and Sam Hunt for sponsoring this legislation.

"Prison gerrymandering is a horrible practice. WA State just adopted a law to end it, providing one model for all the states (many blue) that are not moving on this.

When it comes to how we count ppl, I wish all this gets a fraction of attn of the citizenship question. Check out: https://www.appealpolitics.org/2019/how-we-count-people-skews-political-power/"

https://twitter.com/Taniel/status/1133392911469568006

Events

Jayapal Town Hall

Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

University of Washington

South Ballroom, HUB, 4001 E Stevens Way

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/430531467764885/