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Response to movonne (Original post)

Wed May 30, 2012, 06:35 PM

8. Question: why aren't WE doing anything?

It occurred to me this morning that this is the perfect job for Occupy movements around the country (or MoveOn or OFA or any other group) to become involved in. Instead of marching or camping out with mixed messages, organize a volunteer voter-assistance campaign down in Florida. Lawyers and organizers could train us how to assist people who have been given these notices--to get them back on the voter rolls by (a) helping them locate their documents; (b) helping them get to the offices for hearings; and just generally serving as their citizen advocates. I would fly down to spend 4 or 5 days there to help out if there were a well-organized, savvy (in the law) organization with a good training component.

There isn't enough time before the election for the federal government to complete a suit against Florida ... as you know, these types of things take eons to move their way through the courts. In the meantime, WE could be helping to get people who have been kicked off reinstated. And it would be great publicity about voter fraud--sort of like the Freedom Riders who invaded the South to bring attention to the horrid segregation laws.

My 2 cents.

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