Friday, July 02, 2004

Stand up for Democracy

Four years after the 2000 Florida debacle, Florida still has not corrected the voter purge that kept registers voters from casting their ballots.

More than 2,100 Florida voters -- many of them black Democrats -- could be wrongly barred from voting in November because Tallahassee elections officials included them on a list of felons potentially ineligible to vote, a (Miami) Herald investigation has found.

To put those numbers in perspective, in 2000 George Bush "won" (sic) Florida by a margin of 537 votes.

What can you do about it?

  • Tell the DNC you want them to ask for an injunction and stand up for Democracy.

  • For that matter, tell John Kerry that you want him to make sure all eligible voters get to cast their votes.

    Too often we sit and wait for the media to manufacture the issues for us...and look where it gets us. Seize the reigns and let's get Democratic leaders working on this NOW.

    Updated 2004/7/2 16/12 SE
  • TalkLeft has a link to the full "felon" (sic) list, thanks to the good folks at People for the American Way, along with instructions for how to remove your name from the list.
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