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Lo! In the east against the blazing shadow of a rising sun, there come four men striding in unison, each step a journey, against the terrible winds.
Tuesday, July 29, 2003
Take back democracy
Here are some of the most important issues: IRV voting, audible voting, and anonymous internet voting confirmation are among some of the technologies that are poised to patch up the democracy in our country.
On the other side of the problem, campaign finance reform is becoming a hot issue. The average American may not know what "soft money" is, but he knows it sounds shady. And it is. Before you vote in 2004, make suer you know what you're voting for by checking out who paid them to run for office. Sites like OpenSecrets have carefully documented the influence that special-interest groups have over candidates.
Even our President used to support these sorts of changes: "Initiative and referendum make government more responsive to its citizens, neutralize the power of the special interests and stimulate public involvement in state issues." - George W. Bush
Do your part, and urge your Congressman to support the The Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act. Just by clicking, you can sign a online petition, or even send them a letter.
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