Tuesday, July 10, 2012
We need you to join Operation PUSH, Rock the Vote, People for the American Way, League of United Latin American Citizens, Bobby Kennedy Jr., Thom Hartmann Show, Occupy.com and 150 other organizations. Add your group's name to our book, website and film, Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps.
What do you do? Just hit 'reply' and say "YES, add us."
(Please respond by Monday, July 16.)
Then we'll send you a letter to confirm how you'd like to be listed (example: Presente.org), with your website, public contact and other info about your group you'd like to share with concerned voters.
[Yes, individual supporters can join in: click here.]
In 2008, Bobby Kennedy and I wrote a voter protection comic book, Steal Back Your Vote. Over a quarter million copies were distributed to activists and in communities where voters are most vulnerable.
In 2012, we're back, because they're back: the vote rustlers, with their caging, purging, blocking, spoiling, vote-tossing ballot banditry.
And we need your group to add its name as an ACTION RESOURCE (e.g. Public Citizen), or MEDIA RESOURCE (e.g. In These Times, ColorOfChange.org, KPFT Community Radio).
You are obligated to ... nothing, except to commit to get out the information in our guide, film and site - and to share your information and action program with the public. Groups also get a copy of the book, the right to run excerpts and a listing with a description of your group's efforts, contact and web details.
Sorry: this is strictly NON-PARTISAN. Political parties and groups may not be listed though every group and every citizen is encouraged to use our materials.
Billionaires & Ballot Bandits combines a 150-page investigation into the latest vote-heist trickery uncovered by Greg Palast and team PLUS a 50-page comic book by pen-tastic cartoonist Ted Rall. Also included is the 7-step guide to beat the ballot bandits - and the listing of resource groups like yours.
There will be an active website (thanks, Puffin Foundation!) plus a film for broadcast and DVD.
Can we prevent six million voters from losing their rights? Together we can. Together we must.
The book includes Palast's latest investigations for Nation Magazine, Democracy Now and BBC Television on the billionaire speculators, fast-buck artists and scam-masters who are funding the Super-PACS. Who are these guys? Well, to begin with, "Ice Man" Simmons, Paul "The Vulture" Singer and the four brothers Koch (with information you've never read nor seen before).
In 2000, Palast uncovered Katherine Harris' purge of Black voters, in 2004 the "caging" lists, and in 2008, with co-author Bobby Kennedy for Rolling Stone, the horrific effects of ID laws and other attacks on voting rights.
We are especially inviting groups who are protecting the vote AND what we vote to protect: environmental safety (Ecowatch.org has joined on), worker rights (Change to Win) and sane policy (Progress Now is on board).
Questions? Contact Kat, voter protection outreach coordinator, at BallotBandits@gmail.com.
Individuals who donate a minimum of $99 will be listed in the book with our thanks (and you'll get a copy signed by Greg).
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Greg Palast is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, Armed Madhouse and Vultures’ Picnic.
You can read Vultures' Picnic, "Chapter 1: Goldfinger," or download it, at no charge: click here.
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