Wednesday 2/14 – Protect Elections and the ADA.

“We saw a targeting of 21 states and an exceptionally small number of them were actually successfully penetrated.” – nbc news

Wait a minute…what?

#1 – Support the DETER Act: Defend Our Elections from Foreign Interference

With the 2018 midterm elections only 9 months away, it is urgent that stronger security measures are put in place to protect the integrity of our elections from foreign interference. The DETER Act (Defending Elections from Threats by Establishing Redlines Act) (S. 2313/ HR 4884) will require monitoring, reporting, and imposing of severe penalties and sanctions on foreign governments that engage in actions interfering in our elections.

Action: Call your rep. (HR 4884) and both senators (S. 2313). How-to-call information at bottom.

Minimal Script: I’m calling from [zip code] to ask that Rep./Sen. [___]  co-sponsor the bipartisan DETER Act (HR 4884,S. 2313).

More info: 

  • Bi-partisans senators move to deter future election interference (theHill)
  • Russians penetrated US voter systems, says top US officials (nbc news)

#2 – Going old-school – remove the paperless voting machines 

A bipartisan group of six senators has introduced S2261 – the Secure Elections Act. This would take a huge step toward securing our elections by eliminating insecure paperless voting machines and promoting routine audits that would dramatically reduce the danger of interference from foreign governments.

Action: Call your senators. Thank Kamala Harris for her co-sponsorship. Tell Dianne Feinstein to join with her. How-to-call information at bottom.

Minimal Script: I’m calling from [zip code] to ask that Sen. [___]  co-sponsor the the Secure Elections Act. S2261.

More Info:

  • New bill could finally get rid of paperless voing machines (arstechnica)
  • How to hack an election in 7 minutes. (politico)
  • What kind of ballots are we using now…state-by-state listing (ballotpedia)
  • Election security in all 50 states (AmericanProgress)

#3 – Protect our Citizens with disabilities!

On Thursday, the House will be voting on HR620, the ADA Education and Reform Act, which would roll back disability rights and inclusion and make individuals with disabilities responsible for ensuring businesses comply with the ADA. This is against the spirit of the ADA and will hinder full access to local businesses.

Action: Call your Rep. and ask them to oppose this bill. How-to-call information at bottom.

Minimal Script: I’m calling from [zip code] to urge Rep. [___] to oppose HR 620, the ADA Education and Reform Act.

More info:

Passing the ADA Education and Reform Act would be a step backwards for equality and justice (the Hill)

How to contact your legislators

Rep. Julia Brownley: (CA-26): DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779, T.O. (805) 379-1779

or Rep. Salud Carbajal: (CA-24): DC (202) 225-3601, SB (805) 730-1710 SLO (805) 546-8348

Which one is yours?

Senator Feinstein: DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430

and Senator Harris: DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (559) 497-5109, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884

Other Rep./Senator Contacts:


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