Outrageous new evidence that Trump's voting commission is a SHAM (please read)

Ben, PFAW
2017-09-12 22:47:26
A new message from your friends at People For the American Way. *********************** Dear Anne, The Campaign Legal Center, via a FOIA request, has unearthed a remarkable email sent by an employee of the conservative Heritage Foundation to Attorney General Jeff Sessions declaring that the administration's then-planned commission on 'election integrity' would be an "abject failure" if it were to include Democrats or "mainstream Republican officials and/or academics." Despite the inclusion of a handful of token Democrats, the commission -- which just had its second meeting today in New Hampshire -- is controlled by a who's who of conservative voter suppression advocates who are clearly setting the agenda, including the Heritage Foundation's own Hans von Spakovsky. This shows that the administration was under pressure from right-wing groups to stack the commission with voter-suppression ideologues, and they ended up doing exactly that. It offers a window into how groups like Heritage discuss these matters behind closed doors -- that even "mainstream Republicans" aren't pure enough on this issue. It's also interesting to note that this unnamed Heritage employee chose to email Sessions, indicating that the attorney general may have been involved in the commission's formation. Just more evidence that this commission is a sham, and has been since its inception... Here are three things you can do: 1. Please donate now to help PFAW defend the right to vote and fight back against voter suppression>> act.pfaw.org/donate/stand-up-voter-suppression1/ 2. If you haven't yet signed our petition calling for the commission to be disbanded, please do so now>> act.pfaw.org/sign/disband-voter-commission/ 3. Check out (and share) our coverage of the commission on PFAW's Right Wing Watch>> act.pfaw.org/go/1474 Thank you for all you do! -- Ben Betz, Digital Advocacy Directorr act.pfaw.org/donate/stand-up-voter-suppression1/ *********************** Do not reply directly to this e-mail. Please use xxx. Trouble viewing the email? VIEW AS WEB PAGE: act.pfaw.org/mailings/view/257 This email was sent to xxx. Reaching you over email is the best way we have to let you know about the ways you can take action to fight the Right Wing and defend our constitutional rights and values. If you have any thoughts, comments, or criticisms, or if there's a better email address at which to reach you, please let us know. If you'd like to unsubscribe from our list, you can do that here: You can unsubscribe from this mailing list at any time: act.pfaw.org/cms/unsubscribe/unsubscribe/ . But know that if you leave, it will be harder for you to stay involved with People For the American Way and continue our crucial work. PFAW is able to win policy battles and elections, and counter the Right's extremism and hate, because of dedicated activists like you, and we're always eager to hear your thoughts. Thanks for your support. act.pfaw.org/go/1 CONTACT: act.pfaw.org/go/2 PRIVACY POLICY: act.pfaw.org/go/3 FACEBOOK: act.pfaw.org/go/4 TWITTER: act.pfaw.org/go/6 YOUTUBE: act.pfaw.org/go/7 1101 15th Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005-5002, 202-467-4999 You can unsubscribe from this mailing list at any time: act.pfaw.org/cms/unsubscribe/unsubscribe/
Trump’s 'election integrity' commission is all about voter suppression - end it now

People for the American Way


Protect the right to vote!

Anne,

The Campaign Legal Center, via a FOIA request, has unearthed a remarkable email sent by an employee of the conservative Heritage Foundation to Attorney General Jeff Sessions declaring that the administration's then-planned commission on 'election integrity' would be an "abject failure" if it were to include Democrats or "mainstream Republican officials and/or academics."

Despite the inclusion of a handful of token Democrats, the commission -- which just had its second meeting today in New Hampshire -- is controlled by a who's who of conservative voter suppression advocates who are clearly setting the agenda, including the Heritage Foundation's own Hans von Spakovsky.

This shows that the administration was under pressure from right-wing groups to stack the commission with voter-suppression ideologues, and they ended up doing exactly that. It offers a window into how groups like Heritage discuss these matters behind closed doors -- that even "mainstream Republicans" aren't pure enough on this issue.

It's also interesting to note that this unnamed Heritage employee chose to email Sessions, indicating that the attorney general may have been involved in the commission's formation.

Just more evidence that this commission is a sham, and has been since its inception...

Here are three things you can do:

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Thank you for all you do!

-- Ben Betz, Digital Advocacy Director



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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