August 23, 2012
Update on Theft of Election
Nine Specific Things YOU Can Do to Stop It
By Gloria Gilman/Stan Shapiro
You all know what's going on; the GOP is trying to take us all back to the 18th century, to have a country that literally is governed in the image of the founding fathers. Justice Scalia will fill in the details. To make it happen, they have to be sure the women, the people of color and the young, don't vote.
You don't like that idea? Then you have to keep reading. . .
THINGS YOU CAN DO NOW TO HELP VOTERS VOTE
1. Transport voters with the necessary documentation to PennDOT to obtain a Non-Drivers License Photo ID Card, stay with them and help them through the process and transport them back. Volunteer trainings will be scheduled at the Coalition office at 310 W. Chelten Ave. Call the Coalition office to get more info: 215-848-1283.
2. Volunteer with the Homeless Advocacy Project or the Senior Law Center (215-701-3201) clinics to help voters obtain birth certificates.
3. Take calls from voters with questions about the birth certificate process or other aspects of Voter ID requirements. Contact either of the organizations above.
4. Make calls to voters in your neighborhood to see if they have proper id. Jeff Garis of Pa. Voice is coordinating a calling blitz until 8/25 at the least. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-694-4783.
5. Contact the NAACP to help to assist with voter registration at a high volume location educate about Voter ID. Call to discuss with Gloria Gilman (215-568-4990; email@example.com) and she’ll connect with the NAACP to try to set up a group, or contact them directly. Locations include Broad and Olney, Bridge & Pratt; Market East; FernRock; Frankford Transportation Center; 69th Street Terminal. NAACP coordinator is John Jordan: firstname.lastname@example.org; 215-715-5681.
6. Canvas door to door (put on door hangers with needed info to targeted neighborhoods where it is believed that there are a lot of people without proper id); phone bank; do data entry; do packet assembly: daily. Shifts in morning, afternoon, evening, weekends daily. Call the Coalition office: 215-848-1283 or go there at 310 West Chelten Ave. It’s near the Chelten Avenue station on the Chestnut Hill line, and if you’re driving, there is free parking.
7. Get trained about Voter ID issues by the Coalition office and agree to do one or more speaking engagements. There are many unfilled requests for this. Contact Molly Morrill to arrange this: email@example.com; 215-557-3600. There is a lot of information and forms available online at the Committee of Seventy website.
8. Check the Coalition calendar to see what’s listed.
9. There is an app called the Cost of Freedom App widget detailing voter ID requirements in Pa and around the country which can be sent out to your email lists or social media contacts, especially to young people, or contact Faye Anderson at 215-995-5028 or firstname.lastname@example.org about this.
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