Monday's D3 Daily Action

Let your Members of Congress know that they must stand up to Donald Trump and say NO to the Pence-Kobach Commission. We will not allow Donald Trump to erode our freedom to vote any further.

Donald Trump is attempting to manipulate the election process by announcing the Pence-Kobach Presidential Commission on Election Integrity. Members of Congress must take a stand today to protect our freedom to vote and not allow Trump's All-Star team of notorious vote suppressors to further reduce our freedom to vote. 

Call Senator Cory Gardner, Senator Michael Bennet and Representative Scott Tipton today and ask that they stand in opposition to this panel:

Script:  Hi. I’m a constituent from _ZIP_ and I am calling to express my concern about Trump’s new election integrity commission. Considering the lack of support for claims of widespread voter fraud, this panel is a huge waste of taxpayer money. What is _NAME_ doing to oppose this panel?

Almost to a person, Trump's team for the commission is an all-star line up of the most vicious anti-voting freedom officials from across the country. Vice President Mike Pence, the chair, implemented voter suppression tactics in Indiana as Governor that led the state to have the lowest voter participation in the entire country. The goal of government should be to make certain that more people are voting, not fewer, and Pence has demonstrated he is in no way qualified to lead a commission about our electoral system. 

Kris Kobach is the draconian Secretary of State in Kansas who has spent state money fighting to remove thousands of voters from the rolls and enacting the most restrictive voter ID laws in the nation. He has spread his attacks on Black voters and other voters of color nationwide by developing the Interstate Crosscheck system which some states use to purge voters. Interstate Crosscheck has been shown in multiple reports to over-represent Black voters and has purged numerous eligible voters from the rolls stripping them of their freedom to vote. Announcing Kris Kobach as a Vice-Chair of the "Presidential Commission on Election Integrity" tells us the intent of the commission is to nationalize voter suppression laws he has piloted at the state level. Kobach has also repeatedly parroted Trump's ludicrous assertion about millions of fraudulent votes in the 2016 election.

All members of Congress need to stand up to Donald Trump and say no to the Pence-Kobach Commission. We will not allow Donald Trump to erode our freedom to vote any further. 

Trump’s commission on ‘election integrity’ could instead restrict voting - Washington Post

Trump Picks Voter ID Advocate for Election Fraud Panel - NY Times

The conservative gladiator from Kansas behind restrictive voting laws - Washington Post

President Trump launches commission on 'election integrity' - ABC News

SIgn the Petition  - Color of Change

With thanks to Color of Change and Jen Hoffman’s Activism Checklist for this Daily Action.