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Common Cause Looking For Grassroots Poll Monitors in Harris County—Protect Our Right To Vote

With early voting beginning in Texas, it is important that the right to vote be protected. Common Cause has been working in Texas to make sure that one of our most basic rights is not wrongly threatened. Read below to learn about Common Cause training to become a poll watcher in this election. What you see below is a Common Cause press release. If you can’t make one of the training sessions, call or e-mail Common Cause with the contact information provided in the release below. The final link below will take you to a Common Cause report on efforts to suppress the vote in Texas.

Protect the Vote 2012

Harris County has an unfortunate history when it comes to safeguarding our elections.Take a look at some of the headlines from elections past — it’s not good.

Banned from the Ballot Box – In 2008, KHOU reported that thousands of registration applications may have been improperly rejected.

Voter Intimidation Complaints Get Closer Look – In 2010, reports of voter intimidation from poll watchers were reported in minority precincts across the county.

Help us write a new headline in 2012!

Volunteer as a Grassroots Poll Monitor

  • Assist and engage voters with commonly encountered problems at the polls
  • Report, document and prevent voter intimidation outside of polling locations
  • Make sure every eligible voter is able to vote free from harassment, intimidation or misinformation
For more information about this coalition effort, visit www.866ourvote.org.

There are two trainings this week and space is still available, see below for more information. If you are unable to make either of these trainings, we will announce a schedule for others very soon. If you would like to request a private training for your organization or group or have any other questions, please contact mhaver@commoncause.org.

Thanks,

Protect the Vote 2012

Upcoming Trainings!

Monday, October 22 6-8 p.m.
4299 San Felipe, 2nd Floor
Houston, TX 77027 Wednesday, October 24 6-8 p.m.
SHAPE Community Center
3903 Almeda
Houston, TX 77004RSVP to mhaver@commoncause.org 
or 832-641-2882

Bullies at your Ballot Box?

Read this comprehensive report produced by Common Cause and Demos to learn about the challenges Texas voters may face on Election Day and why your participation is crucial!
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October 22, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , ,

4 Comments »

  1. Common Cause doesn’t seem much different than True the Vote, which you were against two weeks ago. How do these two organizations differ in your opinion?

    Comment by Mike | October 22, 2012

  2. My view is that the difference is that True The Vote began an effort to disenfranchise legitimate voters while Common Cause seeks only to allow legitimate voters under attack for no good reason to vote.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | October 23, 2012

  3. […] Here is information about helping fight voter intimidation in Houston and Harris County. […]

    Pingback by Texas AG Abbott Threatens To Arrest UN Poll Watchers—I’ll Buy Them A Glass … | The Alief Post | October 25, 2012

  4. I think you are seeing a glass half full and another half empty. True the Vote wanted “pollsters” to feel like the police were driving behind them, not the voters…as you may have inferred. I think the two groups are actually striving for the exact same thing.

    Comment by Mike | October 25, 2012


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