PEOPLE FOR THE AMERICAN WAY July 10, 2007 PFAW_bannerPFAW_red_underline  transparent

Dear Recipient,

The Democracy Campaign is rolling! Last month, we scored a major victory for voting rights when the House passed the Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act. Now, there's another victory on the horizon, but we need your help to get there.

We expect Rep. Holt's H.R. 811 -- the Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act -- to come to a vote within the next 2 weeks. The bill, which would drastically improve standards for voting machines before the 2008 election, is a major priority for PFAW and PFAW Foundation's Democracy Campaign and for fair elections advocates across the country. We're teaming up with our allies at Common Cause,, VoteTrustUSA and others for a national call-in day -- TODAY.

Please join the day of action.

First, call now and urge your representative to support this important bill; vote YES on H.R. 811.

Rep. ľname--
Phone: (202) ľnumber--

Then, after you call, sign up for Democracy Campaign updates and alerts on your cell phone. The Democracy Campaign is going mobile, and you can join the campaign by signing up to receive text message alerts and updates on your cell phone. We'll let you know when the Holt bill is coming to the floor for a vote, and we'll let you know when your activism will have the most impact on other important bills and initiatives to help protect voting rights and the integrity of elections. (And we'll text you only when it's urgent.)

You know what happened in 2006 in Sarasota -- 18,000 votes LOST in the congressional election due to problems with paperless, electronic voting machines. We can't afford any more Sarasotas, and the Holt bill can help make sure something like that does not happen in '08.

Rep. Holt's bill requires the following for ALL federal elections starting in 2008:

  • Paper Ballots -- ALL voting machines must produce a paper ballot
  • Audits -- ALL voting machines must be audit-able
  • No Secret Source Code -- ALL voting machine vendors MUST make the machines' software available for inspection
  • Ban on Wireless Devices -- Prohibits wireless technology in voting machines

Please make the call!

Rep. ľname--
Phone: (202) ľnumber--

Then sign up for Democracy Campaign text messages to your cell phone.

And as always, you can let us know how your calls to your Representative went with our online call report form at

Thank you for being part of the Democracy Campaign!

-- Your Allies at People For the American Way