Was your vote counted? Are you frustrated with the results of the California primary? During the CA 2016 primary, widespread election irregularities provided a wake-up call for thousands of voters. People across the state began to ask the question, “What can I do to protect my vote?” As a result of this increased interest in election processes, activists organized ballot count observation teams for the primary of 2016 in 58 election offices across the state and generated engagement with local election processes that was previously unheard of. Now people are asking, «what's next?»
The nonpartisan California Election Integrity Coalition (CEIC) is hosting “Take Back The Vote,” on October 8th & 9th in Richmond California to prepare for upcoming elections, and to clean up the 58 county chaos that exists in California. On Saturday, October 8th experienced activists will be training poll workers and election observers on what to watch for on election day, and during the 30 day canvass period. We will be building teams across California to bring public transparency to our elections. Sunday, October 9th, will feature vital information on election system security, major changes to election laws, building effective lobbying teams across the state, and more.
Election Integrity Advocate Speakers include: Bob Fitrakis (FreePress.org) will be hosting an all-star cast, including John Brakey (AUDIT-AZ), Joe Canciamilla (Contra Costa County Registrar), Kevin Collins (Humboldt Transparency Project), Derek Cressman, Lori Grace (TrustVote.org), Dr. David Jefferson (Verified Voting), Mimi Kennedy (Progressive Democrats of America), Ray Lutz (Citizens' Oversight), Lucy Riley (Ballots for Bernie), Attorney Bill Simpich, Dr. Barbara Simons (Verified Voting), Jim Soper (Voting Rights Task Force), and Paul Thomas (Election Justice USA).
Time: 9:30 AM — 5PM for both days Oct 8 & 9th.
Bonus Social Event Saturday, the 8th from 5-7PM
Students are FREE, with Student ID. Please register at: tinyurl.com/TakeBackTheVote
to reserve your spot.
LIVESTREAMS: For more info on election and voter justice, please view our weekely livestreams. facebook.com/ballots4bernie/videos
WHO IS CEIC?
The California Election Integrity Coalition includes the Voting Rights Task Force (VRTF), Ballots for Bernie, Rigged Election, Los Angeles Ballot Monitoring, Alameda County Ballot Count Observers, Merced County Canvass Observers, Sonoma County Ballot Counting Observers, Counted as Cast, TrustVote.org, and many more… it's growing quickly to protect the vote in CA.
SPONSOR A PARTICIPANT:
Via GoFundme — gofundme.com/TakeBackTheVote
You can also donate via the event registration link.
CO-SPONSORS: TrustVote.org, Voting Rights Task Force, Ballots for Bernie.
DONATIONS: All event speakers are contributing their time and expertise. The following individuals have made either a financial or inkind contribution: Donna Heim, Karena Acree-Paez, Sara Soto, Michael Kerr, Peter & Martha Dragovich, Jim Soper, Linda Morse-Robertson, Donald Goldmacher, Luci Riley, Richard Tamm, Clarice Corell, Daren Harris, Donna Domingo, Geri Engberg, Carl Carter, Alison Flemings Buliavac, Brian Haberly, Eric Reynolds, Kathleen Green, Ady Olvera, and many more.