More information on our SoS challenger

From: Fred McLain <mclain_at_zipcon_dot_net>
Date: Mon Nov 01 2004 - 20:16:28 CST

Yes, she's pushing for a voter verified paper trail!


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From: "Tom McMahon, Democracy for America"
To: Fred <>
Subject: Get Out the Vote for Laura Ruderman
Date: Mon, 01 Nov 2004 16:00:05 -0400

Dear Fred,

After the Florida disaster in 2000, Congress had an opportunity to fix
problems and build a better electoral system. It failed to act quickly.
When it finally did act, the limited reforms that managed to pass didn't
receive sufficient funding. Here in Washington, the Secretary of State
has fought election reform at every step.

Now, you have a chance to elect a Secretary of State who will ensure
that Washington never has to experience a repeat of Florida. Laura
Ruderman will expand voters' rights and guarantee that everyone has the
right to have your vote counted. She is running a tough campaign and she
has a chance for a huge upset in this race.

According to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, "Secretary of State Sam
Reed, the rare Republican in statewide elective office these days, finds
himself in a fight for survival... A well-financed and aggressive
Democratic rival, state Rep. Laura Ruderman, is sparring with Reed over
everything from the state's new primary system to safeguarding votes
cast by touch-screen machines - and even the state car he drives."

Laura Ruderman is on the verge of a huge victory, but she needs our
help. Please get involved in Laura's campaign and fight back against the
right-wing's cynical efforts to stop election reform.

Laura will produce a verifiable paper trail so that when you vote on an
electronic machine, you can be sure your vote is counted properly.
She'll ensure a safe, private polling place and the option of voting by
mail for everyone, and she'll guarantee the secrecy of your ballot.

Get involved today:

Thank you,

Tom McMahon
Executive Director
Democracy for America





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