Sunday, December 16, 2007

SEIU Screening UNCOUNTED December 19-20


Please join us on Wednesday, December 19 and Thursday, December 20 for a free showing of an important documentary film, "UNCOUNTED: The New Math of American Elections" and a community discussion about how we can work together to protect our elections here in Tennessee and across the country.

In early December, this new documentary -- by Nashville filmmaker David Earnhardt -- premiered to a sold-out house at the Belcourt Theater, with perhaps another hundred potential film-goers turned away at the door. This history-making film "... examines in factual, logical and yet startling terms how easy it is to change election outcomes and undermine election integrity across the U.S. Noted computer programmers, statisticians, journailsts and experienced election officials provide the irrefutable truth...." As you might expect, this film exposes in considerable detail many of our concerns about unverifiable voting systems. It also highlights the myriad other ways -- from voter caging to voting machine software and hardware vulnerabilities to mis-apportioned voting equipment (can you say Cora Howe, anyone?) -- through which the "consent of the governed" has been tampered with in recent years.

UNCOUNTED will inform you, and motivate you and your friends to action. That's why we'll follow the food and the film with a community discussion about what you can do NOW to help save our democracy, with a review of concrete steps you can take NOW at the local, county and state-wide levels to effect change.

WHEN: WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 19 AND 20

WHERE: SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATION UNION (SEIU LOCAL 205) HALL
521 GALLATIN AVENUE (227-5070).

WHAT: 6:00 - 6:30 PM -- JOIN US FOR PIZZA, COLD DRINKS AND PRE-FILM DISCUSSION
6:30-8:00 PM -- UNCOUNTED: The New Math of American Elections", by David Earnhardt
8:00-9:00 PM -- Discussion with the film-maker and others about necessary actions to make our votes safe.

WHO: The pizza, film and discussion are sponsored by Gathering To Save Our Democracy, Common Cause and a small group of concerned east Nashvillians. Anyone is welcome. We encourage folks who are really commited to this issue to come Wednesday evening and use Thursday as an "overflow" night, if possible.

We hope to see you at one of these free, fact-filled and action-oriented evenings. It will be well worth your time and energy.
Please help us spread the word across Nashville to get a good turn-out for these important community discussions.

If you want to know more NOW and/or you can begin helping us communicate with legislators and others on this issue NOW, please email me ( tracevu@bellsouth.net ) for an action packet and/or visit our web-site: www.votesafetn.org . You can also email us at info@votesafetn.org . Thanks for your interest and support, and we hope to see you on December 19 or 20.

Bernie Ellis, Founder
Gathering To Save Our Democracy

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