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Nov 14, 2006
Focus: Human Rights
Action Request: Petition
Location: Texas, United States
FRIENDS, I AM RESENDING THIS PETITION TO EVERYBODY IN MY FRIENDS SHARELIST BECAUSE IT IS SO IMPORTANT THAT OUR VOICES ARE HEARD ON THIS ISSUE.  WE NEED REAL REFORM IN OUR COUNTRY'S PRISON HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS, AND ONE OF OUR OWN CARE2 MEMBERS NEEDS YOUR HELP TO CONTINUE THE FIGHT.  GREAT HEADWAY HAS BEEN MADE, BUT WE NEED TO KEEP UP THE GOOD FIGHT FOR THE RIGHTS OF PRISONERS TO SEEK AND RECEIVE ADEQUATE PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES.

Breaking News.....

Published: November 14. 2006 3:00AM
Michigan
NEGLECT IN CUSTODY: Fix prison health care now, judge says ..
..

He rips some state workers for deaths

Referring to Timothy Joe Souders, the 21-year-old who died in August in an isolated cell in Jackson as "T.S.," the judge wrote: "God bless T.S. and the others." Their lives "were short, but their legacies may be long."

Enslen is enforcing federal oversight of the Jackson facilities established under the Hadix case, a civil rights class-action, brought by prisoners in 1980 to correct conditions that ultimately led to prison disturbances. It is named after one of the plaintiffs, Everett Hadix. The suit led to a consent judgment against the state Department of Corrections.

"This is an extraordinarily important decision," Elizabeth Alexander of the ACLU National Prison Project said of Enslen's 39-page opinion. She is one of three lawyers who represented prisoners in the long-running lawsuit against the corrections department for allegedly abusing prisoners' constitutional rights.


Get the whole Story at .......

http://www.care2.com/news/member/719268278/220980

Please Note  it for us.
Please Pass this on. I'm Still speaking in Lasing on Thursday. For all the Others that are not part of this Action.

Yours Always,
Theresa

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Posted: Nov 14, 2006 11:11pm
Mar 12, 2006
Focus: Election
Action Request: Visit - in person
Location: Texas, United States
I URGE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU TO HELP US TO ENSURE FAIR AND ACCURATE VOTER COUNTS BY HELPING THE I COUNT COALITION DISTRIBUTE MATERIALS TO COUNTY ELECTION OFFICIALS IN YOUR COUNTIES AND TO PARTICIPATE IN ACTION ALERTS AND DISTRIBUTION OF INFORMATION REGARDING VOTER MACHINE IRREGULARITIES.  IT IS ESSENTIAL TO OUR DEMOCRACY AND OUR FUTURE IN OUR COUNTRY.  PLEASE HELP TO RESTORE DEMOCRATIC ELECTIONS!!!!!!

Ask Congress to Make Our Voting Machines Secure!
Come to Washington, D.C. on April 6 & 7
to Advocate for H.R. 550 and Voter Verified Paper Records!

Click Here to Sign Up! H.R. 550, a bill introduced by Rep. Holt of New Jersey, would protect the integrity of our elections by requiring a voter verified paper record of every vote, requiring mandatory random hand counted audits to verify the accuracy of electronic tallies, and prohibiting the use of secret software and wireless communication devices in voting machines.
The recent change in leadership of the Committee on House Administration has created a new opportunity for passage of this vital election integrity measure. Previous constituent meetings in June and August of 2005 were a huge success, generating 24 new co-sponsors of the bill from both parties. Please join us in Washington, D.C. on April 6 and 7 to build even greater bipartisan support for this critical bill.


If you can't make it to Washington, D.C., you may still be able to help out in your home state.
Click here to find out what you can do to help at home!
The HR 550 "I Count!" Lobby Days Coalition -- Common Cause, Electronic Frontier Foundation, VerifiedVoting.org, VotersUnite.org, VoteTrustUSA, and Working Assets -- looks forward to seeing you in Washington DC in April!
Read the Myth Breakers PDF below:

http://www.votersunite.org/MB2.pdf

One very interesting fact about voting machines in Travis County, Texas, or Austin, Texas:

WHEN?  The 2004 Election:

Strange Phenomenon, huh?

1)  Election officials provide a default presidential candidate:

Travis County, Texas, October 2004

"A default selection is a selection automatically preset  by the software.  It remains selected unless the user specifically chooses to change it.  To provide a default selection on a DRE voting machine is to give a voter a ballot with a candidate already marked. 

Yet election officials in Austin set up the eSlate DREs with Bush/Cheney as the default choice for president/vice-president.  Voters who voted a straight party Democratic ticket watched their presidential votes changed to Bush on the review screen.  Officials said voters caused this by pressing the wrong button on the second screen of the eSlate machine.

Gail Fisher, manager of the county's election division, theorizes that after selecting their straight-party vote, some voters are going to the next page on the electronic ballot and pressing "enter," perhaps thinking that they are pressing "cast ballot" or "next page."  Since the Bush/Cheney ticket is the first thing on the page, it is highlighted when the page comes up, and, thus, pressing "enter" at that moment causes the Kerry/Edwards vote to be changed to Bush/Cheney."



This irregularity was reported on the mainstream television news on election night, and the number of people who was supposed to be affected by this was said to be about 60 people.  I'm speculating that it was probably a lot more than that, because people voting a straight-party ticket were finding themselves voting for Bush for president.  Doesn't make sense to me.  What was it then, Bush by DEFAULT?

Please urge your Congress people to vote for HR 550.

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Posted: Mar 12, 2006 1:15am

 

 
 
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