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Message To Congress: “Fix It”

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Today our Chairman, Ambassador Andrew Young, sent out a survey to all Senators, Representatives, and congressional candidates calling upon them to fix our voting system and asking them to answer four questions on ways to improve voting:

  • Do you believe our voting system needs improvement?
  • Which of the following solutions that scholars have put forth to improve our voting system would you be in favor of, if implemented correctly:
  • Universal registration
    Online registration
    No excuse absentee ballots
    Moving Election Day to the weekend

  • What other solutions do you believe are worthy of consideration by our next Congress?
  • Are you committed to working to see those improvements made?

We’ll be posting the responses here on our website and a report card will be generated with the names of all those asked to respond. From our Chairman:

“Sadly, turnout in America for national elections is 138th out of 172 democracies around the world and dead last amongst the G8 countries,” Young said in his letter. “Despite the billions of dollars that will be spent in this year’s election, American voter participation will likely remain so low that we rank in the bottom twenty percent of all nations in turnout. Even though the overwhelming majority of Americans favor reforming our election process, there is nevertheless a deafening silence in the public sphere on this vitally important issue. That is why we are endeavoring to end the silence of good people by calling upon you to join us in an important dialogue.”

One Response to “Message To Congress: “Fix It””

  1. Joe Makares Says:

    I can pay my taxes electronically.
    I can make all my money transactions electronically.
    Why can’t I vote electronically?

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