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freedomfries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-05 06:17 PM
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203. kick & don't wait to act
please do something today to stop HR 3910, the REAL ID voter repression bill and pass HR 550, the most comprehensive anti-cyber-fraud bill around.
Take a few minutes of your time to write, fax, or phone or mail your own version of this message to your Representative and the members of the Committee on House Administration.

I am writing in connection with two pieces of legislation referred to the Committe on House Administration, H.R. 3910 and H.R. 550. H.R. 3910 called Verifying the Outcomes of Tomorrows Elections is a disingenuous initiative aimed at controlling and curtailing voter participation in future federal elections by mandating a digital photo identification approved by Homeland Security, or a copy thereof for absentee ballots, as a condition for participation in democratic elections. This excessively burdensome requirement discriminates against elderly, disabled and poor citizen and will keep millions of voters from exercising their democratic right to vote. Section 5 of H.R. 3910 on paper record requirement for e-voting systems does not require that a paper ballot be kept as the permanent and auditable record of the vote in case of irregularities. H.R. 3910 does nothing to verify our elections, but would do a whole lot to make future elections unfair and discriminatory. H.R. 3910 cannot be amended, but must be rejected as a whole.
Please work for bi-partisan adoption of H.R. 550, the Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act of 2005, which would amend HAVA 2002 to add a voter-verified paper record for all voting systems, mandatory audits in random precincts, accessibility mechanisms for all voters, prohibition of undisclosed software and wireless communication devices, accreditation of e-system verification and prohibition of vendor conflicts of interest. All these measures are necessary to make e-voting and counting transparent, secure and verifiable.
The House Administration Committee does not provide an email address for comments. However anyone can call and register their opinion - or write (faxes are better than snail mail). You can also call and fax the Majority and Minority Committee offices.

House Administration Committee Majority Office
1309 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-8281
Fax: 202-225-9957

House Administration Committee Minority Office
1216 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: 202-225-2061
Fax: 202-225-7664

Members of the Committee

Rep. Bob Ney (R-OH) Chairman
2438 Rayburn House Office Bldg.
Washington, D.C. 20515
P: 202.225.6265
F: 202.225.3394

Rep. Vernon Ehlers (R-MI)
1714 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-2203
voice: (202) 225-3831
fax: (202) 225-5144

Rep. John Mica (R-FL)
2313 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4035
Fax: (202) 226-0821

Rep. Candace Miller (R-MI)
228 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515-2210
DC Phone: 202-225-2106
DC Fax: 202-226-1169

Rep. John Doolittle (R-CA)
2410 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
202-225-5444 (fax)

Rep. Tom Reynolds (R-NY)
332 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515-3226

Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald (D-CA)Ranking Member
2445 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515-0537

Rep. Robert Brady (D-PA), a co-sponsor of HR 550!
206 Cannon House Office Building
Washington DC 20515
Phone (202) 225-4731
Fax (202) 225-0088

Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)
102 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3072
Fax: (202) 225-3336

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