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You’ve seen the film.  You’re fired up.  And you want to do something to help save the integrity of our elections. 

 

Brad Friedman, one of the journalists featured in our film, once told me that anytime he ever saw something get done, it was because of ONE PERSON. It’s a different spin on the old adage that one person can make a difference. 

 

You can change history, too.  I can’t think of anything more important than to save the core of our democracy – the vote. And ultimately, if you decide to do something, you will find the way you can make your strongest impact.  Keep reading – you might find a suggestion or two in this section that sounds like you.

                                                                                                      David Earnhardt
                                                                                            UNCOUNTED filmmaker

Work as a Poll Worker on Election Day.
Train to work as a pollworker on Election Day. This is an opportunity to view the process close-up – and to help make sure all voters get to exercise their right.

Contact your Congressional representatives.
Write letters and emails and call the lawmakers who represent you – both your senators and representative! You can find contact information for your congressional representatives at: www.congress.org.
Some things to consider saying…
• Tell them you are against paperless, inauditable electronic voting machines.
• Tell them you support hand-counted paper ballots.
• Ask them to make Election Day a national holiday.

Write a letter to the editor.
After you write or call your representatives, send a letter to the editor of your local newspaper about the same issues. Letters to the Editor are one of the most widely read sections of the newspaper – and one letter often gets the attention of our leaders.

Volunteer to be a Poll Observer on Election Day.
Volunteer to do other kinds of work on Election Day. Google “Election Protection” for some ideas. Here are some things you can do:
• Be a poll observer, to help safeguard the rights of voters.
• Answer hotline calls from voters reporting problems.
• Go door-to-door encouraging people to vote.
• Campaign for the candidates of your choice.

Join a group to fight for honest and fair elections.
Between 2004 and 2006, hundreds of local, regional and national election integrity and voting rights groups have formed to safeguard our elections. You can get involved with one in your area. For a list, go to: www.votersunite.org.

Share this film with others.
Show UNCOUNTED to your family, friends and associates. Set up screenings at your home, community center, church, and any other gathering space. Then, after you watch the film, discuss the issues that have been raised.   screenings@UncountedTheMovie.com

Be Informed about what’s going on with our election system.
While you won’t find much in the national or local media, there are many dedicated journalists, bloggers, and activists doing great work all over the Internet. The following sites have been huge resources for UNCOUNTED:

www.bradblog.com – journalist Brad Friedman
http://www.freepress.org –  journalists Bob Fitrakis, Steven Rosenfeld and Harvey Wasserman
www.blackboxvoting.org – election consumer advocate Bev Harris
www.votersunite.org – non-partisan grassroots network for fair and accurate elections
www.electiondefensealliance.org – national election integrity organization

There are many great books out there that were extremely helpful to us in making our film. Here are a few of them:
Bob Fitrakis, Steven Rosenfeld and Harvey Wasserman, “What Happened in Ohio?”
Mark Crispin Miller, "Loser Take All" and “Fooled Again”
Steve Freeman, “Was the 2004 Presidential Election Stolen?”
Bev Harris, “Black Box Voting”
Andrew Gumbel, “Steal This Vote”
Avi Ruben, “Brave New Ballot”
"Hacked", edited by Abbe Waldman DeLozier and Vickie Karp

And, if you only read one article about the 2004 presidential election fraud, read Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s comprehensive article, “Was the 2004 Election Stolen?”

“I can’t think of anything more important

to do with my life than to try and save our democracy.

“The vote is the very core of that democracy.”

Bruce Funk

Former Utah elections official

 

                 

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