Established in 1981, Santa Clara County Democratic Club is a progressive organization dedicated to informing voters, encouraging citizen involvement in the political process, and promoting Democratic Party values.
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Phone number for questions, information, etc.: 408 262 0420.
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Our September meeting
will take place
Monday, September 18, 2017
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
390 Saratoga Ave.
San José 95129
Come at 6 p.m. to join us for dinner.
Stolen Elections: Voter Suppression and Rigged Vote-Counting Machines
Santa Clara County Democratic Club President Rob Means is a long time follower of the events and literature related to election integrity. He will share many of the current issues and legislation on these topics. He will show that Democrats actually won the 2016 election but officially lost due to voter suppression and rigged vote-counting machines.
This is a critical issue for our democracy. We'll find out what we can do about it!
Led by Progressive Caucus member Representative Mark Pocan and a few other Democrats, there are now (June 30, 2017) two bills in Congress that address these issues.
• Rigged Vote-Counting Machines: U.S. Reps. Mark Pocan (D-WI), Keith Ellison (D-MN), and Hank Johnson (D-GA) introduced the Securing America’s Future Elections (SAFE) Act (HR-1562). This comprehensive legislation would safeguard our elections from future foreign cyber-attacks and interference by permanently classifying the integrity and security of our elections as a key component of critical infrastructure. This important classification would place elections systems in the same category as other critical infrastructure including the power grid, the banking system, and other utilities. The SAFE Act also addresses election standards to protect against cyber-threats, better voting machines that provide paper ballots, and random audits of ballots to thwart interference. Ro Khanna = 9th co-sponsor!
• Voter Suppression: U.S. Reps. Mark Pocan (D-WI) and John Conyers (D-MI) introduced the Voter Roll Integrity Act (HR-3091). Title III of the Election Integrity Act addresses key voter rights issues that will ensure our elections remain accessible for all Americans. It establishes guidelines for the publication of voter purge lists and a process by which individuals can challenge their placement on a purge list.
Resources for Media Monitoring & Rapid Response
The Club newsletter
is available here in pdf format (Adobe Acrobat Reader)
September 2017 Issue
Monthly General Meetings, normally the 3rd Monday (except July or August and December)
6:00 p.m. for no-host dinner
7:00 p.m. meeting begins
390 Saratoga Ave.
(Cross street is Kiely Blvd., between Stevens Creek and Hwy 280.) in San José
Monthly Executive Board Meetings, fourth Wednesday of the month.
7:00 p.m. for Meeting & Dessert
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