Today I got an email from the progressive mobile phone company Credo asking me to volunteer on Election Day to help stop election fraud. Here is the email and how you can sign up:
Could it happen in your state? In your county?
Election Day is just five days away and we’re already seeing voter suppression emergencies around the nation: President Bush asked the Attorney General to investigate new registrants in Ohio. Former felons in New Mexico were told by a pollworker that they weren’t allowed to vote — even though they had served their time and legally re-registered. The list goes on, and here at CREDO, it makes us nervous. It makes us want to fight back.
There’s an easy way for you to join the fight: If you are ready and willing to take action, sign up for CREDO Mobile’s election protection text network. We’ll send a text message to your mobile phone if there is an election protection emergency in your county.
We know you’re getting a lot of traffic in your e-mail and on your phone in the lead-up to Election Day. Let me be clear about this program — this is not background noise. This is an easy way for you to make a big difference on Election Day if you are needed in your community. Here’s how the program works:
We’ll give you all the information you need to ensure your time is well used — for example, if we ask you to call your Board of Elections, we’ll text you the number to call. If you need to hurry to a hotspot to protest voter intimidation, we’ll text you the address. Chances are that we may not text you at all, but if we do, it will be because you have a real opportunity to protect voters in your county and in your state.
If you prefer not to receive messages on your phone or don’t have text messaging capability, that’s okay — watch your e-mail box on Election Day. If there’s an emergency in your area that warrants a text alert, we will likely also send out an e-mail to those who aren’t in our Election Protection text network.
Thank you for working to protect our democracy.
Kate Stayman-London, Campaign Manager