Theintegrity of elections is vital to our democracy. In 2016 Russian hackers infiltrated elections systems in at least 21 states, 7 of which were compromised. They also exploited social network platforms to spread lies and manipulate public opinion.
U.S. Intelligence services have left no doubt that Russia will attempt to interfere in the 2018 elections. What is being done to safeguard our votes? GOP leadership and this administration have shown little interest in preventing foreign interference.
Why is that, #Complict Greg Walden?
Rex Tillerson has basically said that if Russia wants to interfere there is really nothing we can do, and the State Department has left $120 million allocated to prevent foreign meddling in our elections unspent. The GOP attempted to defund the Election Assistance Commission – the agency tasked with safeguarding elections – and Ryan is removing it’s chairman.
Where’s #Complicit Greg Walden?
The Election Security Act and The Secure Elections Act would regulate vendors, help states with funding for audits, upgrading technology and providing a paper trail just like Oregon. The Honest Ads Act (H.R. 4077 and S. 1989) is a first step in stopping anonymous electioneering online.
These bipartisan bills must come to a vote.
Fight for election security now!
**ACTION 1: Call #Complicit Greg Walden and our Senators **
(Leave a message if you can’t get through.)
SAMPLE SCRIPT for #Complicit Greg Walden:
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent and voter from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling because the integrity of our elections is in jeopardy and Greg Walden has done nothing about it! Russia has spread disinformation online and hacked our voting systems. We know they will try again in 2018. Please tell the Mr. Walden toput country before party and protect our elections by endorsing both the Election Security Act (H.R. 5011) and the Honest Ads Act (H.R. 4077) and pushing for their passage. To do anything less is un-American. This is another chance for him to stand up and do the right thing! Thank you.”
SAMPLE SCRIPT for Senators Merkley and Wyden:
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent and voter from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling because the integrity of our elections is in jeopardy. Russia has spread disinformation online and hacked our voting systems. We know they will try again in 2018. Please tell the Senator to protect our elections by endorsing both the Secure Elections Act (S. 2261) and the Honest Ads Act (S. 1989) and pushing for their passage, Thank you.”
**ACTION 2: Share with Friends and Family**
Share this post with friends and family. Help them leave messages for their Members of Congress to take actions to protect our elections.
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