Sunday, March 13, 2005

Election Reform Task Force meeting in Harrisburg on Thursday

The Pennsylvania Ballot Access Coalition, PBAC, and the chair of the Libertarian Party in Pennsylvania announced an election reform task force meeting on March 17 to focus on changes that will have a minimal impact at best on voter turnout.
We hope to bring their attention to the much larger issue of ballot access where the facts are in our favor. According to U.S. Census data, 7.7 percent of the people in our nation didn't vote in 2000 because they didn't like the candidates. Our research reveals that assuring third party candidates a place on the ballot is the best way, hands down, to improve voter participation. The PBAC has prepared and submitted a report to the coalition outlining our position.

We need your help to drive that message home to the Election Reform Task Force this Thursday. We are hoping some of you might be able to attend the meeting to support our speakers. Having a showing of support in the audience encourages our presenters and adds emphasis to our points with the task force.

The meeting is from 10 to 4 pm on Thursday, March 17, 2005, at the North Office Building, Ground Floor, Hearing Room 1, Topic - Voter Participation.

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