No More Stolen Elections! Sign the Pledge here.

by on October 30, 2012 · 2 comments

in Election, History, Organizing, Politics

Join Noam Chomsky, Thom Hartmann, Tom Hayden, Jill Stein, Medea Benjamin, Rocky Anderson, Daniel Ellsberg, and Margaret Flowers and many others in signing this pledge.

A national organization Liberty Tree has called for Americans to sign a pledge – promising “No More Stolen Elections!”

American democracy is in crisis. The election of November 6th, 2012, is just one week away, and certain aspects of that election are already perfectly clear. Millions of Americans may be denied their inalienable right to vote. Millions more will be denied the right to vote for the candidate of their choice. And the vast majority of Americans will have their votes tabulated by unverifable electronic voting machines.  Meanwhile, the power of a tiny, wealthy minority is greater than ever, causing private campaign funding to reach previously unimaginable levels and making this the most expensive election in U.S. history.

We need you to act now in two important ways:

1) Read and sign the pledge pledge of action and forward it on everyone you know.

2) Organize a voter assembly in your community for the day after the election and post it here. No matter what happens Tuesday, we will be ready on Wednesday to take action.

This is the fifth No More Stolen Elections! mobilization. Because we were prepared in 2004, there was a Presidential recount in Ohio, and because we were prepared in 2011, there was a recount in the Wisconsin Supreme Court race.

The lesson is simple: be prepared, alert, and ready to act.

Sign the pledge of action today.

Over the course of the next few days Liberty Tree’s No More Stolen Elections! campaign will be sending out a series of action alerts, updates, and tomorrow, a request for financial support. Additionally, this week our Wisconsin Wave project and the Hand Count Votes Now Coalition will be releasing their final report with results from the citizen audit of Wisconsin’s recall election.

We recognize how busy you are, and in normal times, we would not send out this many requests. But these are not normal times, and future generations will be counting on every one of us to do everything we can to expand democracy and defend voting rights in the final days of the 2012 election cycle.

 Sign the No More Stolen Elections Pledge

Please accept my personal pledge of non-violent action to prevent another stolen election:

 “I remember Florida 2000, Ohio 2004, and Wisconsin 2011, and I am willing to take action this year if the right to free and fair elections is denied again.

 I support efforts to protect the right to vote leading up to and on Election Day.

 If necessary, I pledge to join nationwide pro-democracy protests starting on the next day, either in my community, in key states where fraud occurred, or in Washington, D.C., and if necessary, to demand a recount, investigation, and criminal prosecutions of those responsible.

 I pledge: No More Stolen Elections!”

 Join Noam Chomsky, Thom Hartmann, Tom Hayden, Jill Stein, Medea Benjamin, Rocky Anderson, Daniel Ellsberg, and Margaret Flowers and many others in signing this pledge.

Sign the pledge of action today.

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avatar Joan Stallard October 30, 2012 at 11:29 pm

Win or lose, we will need to be organized to assure that future elections are fair and credible. We must continue the effort to get money out of politics and to pass an amendment to eliminate corporate personhood.

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avatar Terrie Leigh Relf November 6, 2012 at 6:03 pm

I just read some of the comments at The Pledge site mentioned above, and was reminded of past elections. . .

Perhaps it’s OB, but I had none of these issues. Being able to fill out a ballot and then drop it off is a plus. I’m so glad that I signed up for that option. I’m curious as to what others think. I rarely do it ahead in case I change my mind on something, and wait until the day I turn it in. While most of the ballot issues were a no-brainer for me, there were a few, such as the insurance rates for pre-insured drivers, that tasked my brain a bit for a moment.

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