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News :: Organizing
ACTION NOTICE: No Stolen Elections!!
28 Oct 2004
As the election closes in there is mounting evidence that the outcome may not be immediately clear.
First Action Notice:


As the election closes in there is mounting evidence that the outcome may not be immediately clear. A wide range of voter fraud may emerge that will require intense work at the local level to organize direct actions to seek remedies. Fortunately there are already thousands of people mobilized in existing election protection efforts to insure that every vote is counted on November 2nd, but they will need more support. That’s why 15,000 people have already signed the No Stolen Elections pledge. If there is election fraud, we are committed to take action to ensure that every vote is counted in the days following November 2nd.

Late on election night, November 2nd, you and everyone else who signed the pledge will receive an Urgent Response Network email notice informing you of whether the Fair Elections Advisory Council has found evidence of significant fraud impacting the outcome of the election. This notice will also appearon the website. In the meantime, the No Stolen Elections campaign is well underway, and our website is constantly being updated to provide you with information, suggestions, contacts, and other resources to help you follow up on your pledge to defend voting rights.

Here is what you can do right now:


Prepare Your Local Response - Go to the website and click on "Directory of Local Actions," and see if someone in your community has already organized a rally, public meeting, or other event for November 3rd, and beyond. If so, please contact them and help them out. If not, please take steps to organize such an event, and please post the details about it on the website. Click on "What You Can Do" for tips and suggestions for your local organizing, and for a PDF poster you can download for local use.

Read Up - Go to the website and click on "Stolen Election Deja Vu" to read an excellent article by Steve Cobble which details the kinds of abuses the Fair Elections Advisory Council will be looking out for on November 2nd. Click on "Action Framework" to read a document which will provide you with an overall guide regarding how to prepare for November 3rd, and for what may happen in the weeks and months following a stolen election.

Get Text Messaging - One way we'll get the word out on November 2nd will be via text messaging. Please sign up to receive the word via your cell phone. Simply: (1) Go to, (2) Create an account (click on login), (3) Click on Join More Groups, and (4) Select NOV3.

2. SPREAD THE WORD - Tell everyone about it! Go to the website and click on "Spread the Word." Use the form that is there to send out a letter to everyone you know asking them to join you in signing the pledge. On that same "Spread the Word" page there is also a banner at the bottom. Click on that to see an array of banners and buttons you can add to your website as links to the No Stolen Elections campaign.

3. CONTRIBUTE - Go to the website and click on "Contribute!" to make a contribution to the No Stolen Elections campaign. For the timebeing, the costs of coordinating this campaign are limited to field support, web, communications costs. But we expect that if Urgent Response Network is mobilized, costs will increase significantly. We need to be prepared. Please contribute today.

4. UPDATES - Watch the website for regular updates. Recent updates have included the Fair Elections Advisory Council, No Stolen Elections Deja Vu, What You Can Do, the Action Framework, new signatories to the pledge, links to election protection groups on the "About Us" page, and many other lesser updates. Look for at least one more email update before election day.

"This struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, and it may be both moral and physical, but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress." ~ Frederick Douglass, 1857

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Re: ACTION NOTICE: No Stolen Elections!!
28 Oct 2004
Let them try to steal this election.
They wont have to steal it. Bush will win, Kerry will lose. Simple.
29 Oct 2004
Bush will win this election, and Kerry will lose. There have been too many exposures, and too many discrepancies revealed in Kerry's political career. Besides that, Kerry is married to a loudmouthed drunk who could have played a better Peggy Bundy than Katey Sagal (except in REAL LIFE).

Why is it that people prepare for stuff after the fact, and put all their efforts to reducing a risk which is unlikely to be exploited again? Gore may have been a close second in the last election, but that was because people wanted a Clintonesque administration. Now, we have to choose between Bush and Kerry, and the choice is very clear. There will be no need to "steal" this election. None at all.
29 Oct 2004
If the election is contested, what are the targets for mobilization in Boston, and what is the tactic? It would be great if people starting talking about this now, so we are not caught with our pants down Nov 3. A good strategy is not about picking the most obvious symbol of power and corruption, it is about INTERVENTION. the thing that gets noticed most, the thing that makes the most dramatic image, the thing that disrupts business as usual for the powerful...where is thisconversaiton happening. Anyone?
Re: ACTION NOTICE: No Stolen Elections!!
30 Oct 2004
dig the article posted above in the newswire