to protect our
You’ve seen the film. You’re fired up. And
you want to do something to help save the integrity of our elections.
Brad Friedman, one of the journalists
featured in our film, once told me that anytime he ever saw
get done, it was because of ONE PERSON. It’s a different
spin on the old adage that one person can make a
You can change history, too. I can’t think
of anything more important than to save the core of our
democracy – the vote. And ultimately, if you decide to do
something, you will find the way you can make your strongest
impact. Keep reading – you might find a suggestion or two
in this section that sounds like you.
Work as a
Poll Worker on Election Day.
Train to work as a pollworker on Election Day. This is an
opportunity to view the process close-up – and to help make
sure all voters get to exercise their right.
Write letters and emails and call the lawmakers who
represent you – both your senators and representative! You
can find contact information for your congressional
Some things to consider saying…
• Tell them you are against paperless, inauditable
electronic voting machines.
• Tell them you support hand-counted paper ballots.
• Ask them to make Election Day a national holiday.
Write a letter to the editor.
After you write or call your representatives, send a letter
to the editor of your local newspaper about the same issues.
Letters to the Editor are one of the most widely read
sections of the newspaper – and one letter often gets the
attention of our leaders.
Volunteer to be a Poll Observer on Election Day.
Volunteer to do other kinds of work on Election Day. Google
“Election Protection” for some ideas. Here are some things
you can do:
• Be a poll observer, to help safeguard the rights of
• Answer hotline calls from voters reporting problems.
• Go door-to-door encouraging people to vote.
• Campaign for the candidates of your choice.
Join a group
to fight for honest and fair elections.
Between 2004 and 2006, hundreds of local, regional and
national election integrity and voting rights groups have
formed to safeguard our elections. You can get involved with
one in your area. For a list, go to:
film with others.
Show UNCOUNTED to your family, friends and associates. Set
up screenings at your home, community center, church, and
any other gathering space. Then, after you watch the film,
discuss the issues that have been raised.
about what’s going on with our election system.
While you won’t find much in the national or
local media, there are many dedicated
journalists, bloggers, and activists doing great work all over the Internet. The following sites
have been huge resources for UNCOUNTED:
www.bradblog.com – journalist Brad Friedman
– journalists Bob Fitrakis, Steven Rosenfeld and
www.blackboxvoting.org – election consumer advocate Bev
www.votersunite.org – non-partisan grassroots network
for fair and accurate elections
www.electiondefensealliance.org – national election
There are many great books out there that were extremely
helpful to us in making our film. Here are a few of them:
Fitrakis, Steven Rosenfeld and Harvey Wasserman, “What Happened in Ohio?”
Crispin Miller, "Loser Take All" and “Fooled Again”
Freeman, “Was the 2004 Presidential Election Stolen?”
Harris, “Black Box Voting”
Gumbel, “Steal This Vote”
Ruben, “Brave New Ballot”
edited by Abbe Waldman DeLozier and Vickie Karp
And, if you only read one article about the 2004
presidential election fraud, read Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s
the 2004 Election Stolen?”
“I can’t think of anything more important
to do with my life than to try and save our democracy.
vote is the very core of that democracy.”
Former Utah elections official