1)Next Wed. March 14, 4-5pm: Rep. Smith’s birthday/retirement celebration at his Freehold Office – 112 Village Center Drive in the Raintree Shopping Center. There will be cards to fill with messages, or bring your own. https://www.facebook.com/events/149595879066163/?ti=icl
2)Outraged about gun violence? Attend our area’s Moms Demand Action meeting on Wed. March 14th at 7PM in Spring Lake, https://northeast-moms.ngpvanhost.com/ngpvanforms/8413
House Democrats issued a comprehensive review of state voter system vulnerabilities and are seeking funds in the March 31st appropriations bill to assist the states in converting to paper ballots that provide trail that can be audited, and hardening their systems against cyber security attacks. Let’s urge our MOC to support Congress appropriating funds to protect the midterm elections from attacks on state election systems!
Let’s call Congressman Smith’s office in D.C. at 202-225-3765, and
Let’s call our Senators (Booker D.C. 202-224-3224, Newark 973-639-8700; Menendez D.C. 202-224-4744, Newark 973-645-3030)…
I am calling to urge [Rep. Smith/ Senator ___] to demand that Congress appropriate funds to help states convert to paper ballot voting systems that can be audited, and harden cyber security defenses. Russia attacked our 2016 elections, including hacks into state election systems, and the U.S. intelligence community says they will try again this year. The integrity of our election systems is core to our democracy; Congress must act now to protect the midterm elections from attacks on state election systems.
-I urge Rep. Smith to cosponsor H.R.5147 – Securing America’s Elections Act, to protect election infrastructure from cyber-hackers by requiring the use of voter-verified paper ballots or a paper ballot backup.
-I urge the Senator to cosponsor S.2261 – Secure Elections Act, to eliminate paperless voting machines and promote routine audits to reduce the danger of interference from foreign governments.
If you have a personal story to relate to these issues, and are comfortable sharing it, please do – our elected officials want to hear how their policies affect our lives!
Rep. Chris Smith – http://chrissmith.house.gov/contact/
Senator Cory Booker – https://www.booker.senate.gov (scroll to bottom)
Senator Bob Menendez – https://www.menendez.senate.gov/contact
Comment directly to your NJ State Legislators: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/SelectMun.asp
Comment directly to Governor Murphy: http://nj.gov/governor/contact/
Comment directly to the NJ State Attorney General: http://www.state.nj.us/lps/contactus.htm
State of NJ reps – http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/districts/municipalities.asp
NJ Governor’s Office – 609-292-6000
Study up on the issues: https://www.grbwomensinitiative.org/resources/
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