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February 25, 2021  

HR-1, HR-4 & THE GOP WAR ON VOTER RIGHTS       

Our 41st Grassroots Election Protection Zoom takes us deep into the vital roots of America’s most critical voter rights bills in decades.

We are guided through these immensely complex laws by the great RAY MCCLENDON of the Atlanta NAACP.

With an incisive power point provided by ANDREA MILLER, we explore these pathbreaking omnibus bills that touch on issues ranging from voter registration and ID to drop boxes, campaign finance and how our ballots are tallied.

This lengthy, brilliant discussion takes us to the very core of where our nation needs to go to protect our democracy.

Further perspectives come from Jennifer Tanner, Dr. Lora Chamberlain, Joel Segal, Carl Davidson, Art Levine and many more.

Carrying through with some 80 of our nation’s top election protection experts, these zooms have become a major hub of America’s pro-democracy movement.

Don’t miss any of them!!!

February 18, 2021  

In our GRASSROOTS EMERGENCY ELECTION PROTECTION Zoom #40 we get deep in the weeks of the most important federal voting laws in many decades.

With 80 election experts and long-time Congressional staffer JOEL SEGAL—Legislative Godfather of Obamacare—we look in serious detail at these two complex and critical attempts to update American democracy at the ground floor.

HR-1 and HR-4 mean to remake our Congressional elections with voter protections, an attack on Gerrymandering and much more.  Their many facets could completely upend American democracy—for the better—if they pass.

As HOWIE HAWKINS of the Green Party explains, part of HR-1 could also make it virtually impossible for a third party to compete in any future American election.

We also hear from JOHN BRAKEY on serious electoral challenges happening in Arizona, where the legislature wants to totally uproot the public’s ability to choose its electors for a Presidential election.

Lawsuits in Florida, electoral challenges in Georgia and potential civil and criminal prosecutions of DONALD TRUMP also fill this amazing hour.

If you intend to be up on the latest changes and challenges to the way we vote and have those votes counted, don’t miss this amazing hour. 

February 11, 2021  

THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK:  STATE-BY-STATE FIGHTS FOR DEMOCRACY IN THE SHADOW OF HR-1

As Trump’s Second Impeachment rolls out, we deal with the nitty-gritty issues of saving and uplifting our democracy.

People Demanding Action’s brilliant ANDREA MILLER spells out how GOP operatives in Georgia and at least two dozen other states have introduced more than 100 bills aimed at undermining our electoral procedures.

Andrea and RAY MCCLENDON explain the tsunami of bills attacking such electoral mainstays as hand-marked paper ballots, secure voter registration rolls, ballot drop boxes, freedom from photo ID and much more.

For much of the explanation, see this article at Reader Supported News:  https://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/277-75/67708-rsn-the-empire-strikes-back-part-one-the-largest-voter-suppression-campaign-in-us-history-is-underway

While the battle rages at the state level, we confront House Bill 1, the massive compendium now being considered by Congress.  Though many view its as a voting rights savior, many of its hidden clauses are brutal.

As the Green Party’s HOWIE HAWKINS points out, HB-1 is devastating for third parties….and more.

Co-convenor JOEL SEGAL fills us in the the ELECTION PROTECTION SUMMIT coming February 25.

And we hear from MYLA RESON, DR. LORA CHAMBERLAIN, DOROTHY REIK and many more.  As always, please join us!!

February 4, 2021  

A BIG VICTORY IN NY & MAJOR ELECTION PROTECTION CHALLENGES     

To being Election Protection Zoom #38, we celebrate a big victory over bad voting machines in NY. 

Legendary activists LULU FRIESDAT and JULIE WIENER join Green Party presidential candidate HOWIE HAWKINS to explain how a grassroots citizens movement stopped certification of terrible electronic voting machines in NY.

The roots of this victory go deep and its implications for the future are entirely positive.

We then join RAY MCCLENDON and JOEL SEGAL to discuss the national ELECTION PROTECTION SUMMIT coming February 25. 

Among featured speakers will be CHRISTIAN NUNES of the NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN, ANDREA MILLER of People Demanding Action and many more.

STEVE ROSENFELD dissects the immensely complicated HR1, a voting rights compendium with much good and also much bad for the future of democracy.

HEDY TRIPP introduces us to a new women’s rights organization.

DR. LORA CHAMBERLAIN challenges Vote by Mail.

And much more.  If you’re still on the case for election protection, please join us, as always!!

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