#80 Election Protection Jan. 23, 2022
Grassrootsep International and PDA whip up some Election Protection in their Jan. 23 National call for Saving Our Democracy 2022.
Mimi Kennedy, Alan Minsky, Andrea Miller, Ray McClendon, Rev. Rodney Sadler, Mayor Jennifer Roberts, Christian Nunes, Tatanka Bricca, Sara Nelson, Danny Sheehan, Lori Pesante, Mike Fox, Robert Wilson, James Fukuda, Danny Goldberg, Kenny Bruno, John Brakey, Jan Goodman, Joel Segal, Harvey Wasserman.
Preceded by the weekly PDA Sunday meeting, 4 PM ET/ 1 PT
Grassrootsep meeting every Monday 5 PM ET/ 2 PM PT
#79 Election Protection Jan. 17, 2022
VOTING RIGHTS BILLS UNDER ATTACK ON MLK DAY…AND A PLAN TO FIGHT BACK On
Martin Luther King Day we confront the horrendous blitzkrieg against voting rights and the future of American democracy.
At this GREEP ZOOM #79, we begin with the Ohio Supreme Court’s welcome overturn of a horrendous gerrymandering travesty.
We get a report from MAYOR JENNIFER ROBERTS on the battle for voter rights in North Carolina and the work of the Carter Center.
We hear about Wisconsin’s outrageous denial of drop boxes and the ability of voters to send in their ballots with family members.
We hear from JENNIFER TANNER, TATONKA BRICCA, WENDI LIEDERMAN and RON LEONARD about the attack on solar in CA, FL and throughout the country.
We hear from MYLA RESON on the denial of democracy at the Pacifica Radio Network.
Then the great Constitutional attorney JOEL SEGAL presents the idea of a Presidential Executive Order to implement the voting rights acts.
This extremely powerful, detailed, critically important discussion on how to preserve our democracy should not be missed.
#78 Grassroots Election Protection Jan. 10, 2022
GETTING GRANULAR ON GRASSROOTS ELECTION PROTECTION WHILE WINNING ARIZONA
Today’s GREEP zoom #78 features a smack-down focus on the nitty-gritty grassroots realities of getting into our election boards and making sure the Steve Bannon fascists don’t seize control of our democracy and burn it outright.
With TATONKA BRICCA, DANNY SHEEHAN, RAY MCCLENDON, LORI PESANTE and many more, we dig deep into exactly what we need to do to stop the election apparatus from being stolen.
We hear of great work being done in California, Georgia and elsewhere, with a clear eye toward what our focus must be for the coming year.
We also hear from JOHN BRAKEY and RAY LUTZ about the culmination of their amazing work in Arizona.
This week’s confirmation by the county of Maricopa and the state of Arizona that the grifter Cyber Ninjas demanding a pro-Trump recount were miles off-based is embodied in a 90+page report burying forever the idea that The Donald might’ve won that election.
This powerful, content-laden exploration of what pro-democracy forces face in 2022 sets the stage for how our movement must work if we are to emerge with something other than a Bannonite dictatorship. JOIN US!!!
#77 Grassroots Election Protection Dec. 20, 2021
WISCONSIN, VOTING RIGHTS SUMMER, ASSANGE & PELTIER, GREECE, 5G
We cover a huge swath of the election protection universe in today’s GREEP #77 zoom gathering, with more than 90 people joining us.
We start with PETE PECKARSKY and STEVE ROSENFELD reporting on the fascist assault on voting rights in Wisconsin.
With JODIE EVANS and TATONKA BRICCA we deal with the government’s attempt to murder JULIAN ASSANGE and LEONARD PELTIER.
JOEL SEGAL introduces the magnificent concept of a VOTING RIGHTS SUMMER in which millions of young people would convene to save our electoral system from the fascist Trump/Bannon blitzkrieg.
We also hear from JULIE LEVINE about the horrifying dangers of 5G and what we need to stop it.
We hear from Europe about major mass mobilizations against the killing of a young boy in Greece.
And we CELEBRATE the victory of a millennial progressive in Chile. NO MORE PINOCHET!!!
#76 Grassroots Election Protection Dec. 13, 2021
JENNIFER ROBERTS, THE CARTER CENTER, FUNDING GRASSROOTS ORGANIZING. MILITARY MADNESS
We start with the great JENNIFER ROBERTS, former two-term mayor of Charlotte, NC. Jennifer is a world-class pioneer in Election Protection, green power and much more.
JENNIFER’S affiliation with the CARTER CENTER is a hugely important expansion of the reach of Election Protection and the future of our democracy.
She provides us with a detailed examination of many key power points relating to all we need to know about America’s balloting
We’re then joined by Ann Arbor’s BRIAN STEINBERG, whose grassroots fundraising and organizing has made a huge difference in outcomes in Michigan, Georgia and elsewhere.
Brian’s pioneer work in funding relational organizing has been extremely important, as his dissection of the use of Constitutional amendment referenda throughout the US.
Former Ohio organizer PAUL RYDER joins us to dissect the impact MILITARY POLICY has had on the careers of American presidents such as John Kennedy, Richard Nixon and Joe Biden.
We then hear briefly about the impact of undersea www activity on marine mammals (we will return to this next week).
And then we visit the case of JULIAN ASSANGE, REALITY WINNER, LEONARD PELTIER and other political prisoners.
It’s a critical hour, filled with cutting edge stuff. Don’t miss us!!!
#75 Grassroots Election Protection Dec. 6, 2021
KENNY BRUNO: DEFCON FOR DEMOCRACY
The Grassroots Emergency Election Protection Coalition zoom #75 headlines the great long-time activist KENNY BRUNO in a devastating 90-minute discussion of what we need to do to save our democracy.
We start with a brief report from HEDY TRIPP in Minnesota who organized our GREEP #74 call with KEITH ELLISON, the state’s Attorney-General.
Kenny’s bio includes important work with Greenpeace USA, Pipeline Fighters Hub, the Ruckus Society, EarthRights International and more. He is co-author with Beth Handman and their daughter Antonia Bruno of a number of very cool children’s books.
Kenny’s current article “Trump Has Already Laid the Groundwork to Subvert the 2024 Election” appears at Truthout (https://truthout.org/articles/trump-has-already-laid-the-groundwork-to-subvert-the-2024-election/) with an overview of what we face to preserve what’s left of our democracy and protect ourselves from a devastating dictatorship.
Kenny is joined on the zoom by co-convenor JOEL SEGAL, radio host LYNN FEINERMAN, legendary organizers RAY MCCLENDON, JULIE LEVINE, RAY LUTZ, JULIE WEINER and MYLA RESON,Green Party Presidential candidate HOWIE HAWKINS, indigenous activist TATANKA BRICCA, LCV Founder MARION EADY and many more.
This is a truly unique and moving meeting. JOIN US!
January 6 was practice. Donald Trump’s GOP is much better positioned to subvert the next election.
By Barton Gellman DECEMBER 6, 2021, 6 AM ET
#74 Grassroots Election Protection Nov. 29, 2021
The Honorable Keith Ellison, Minnesota Attorney General
Our 74th GRASSROOTS EMERGENCY ELECTION PROTECTION COALITION Zoom features the great KEITH ELLISON, Attorney-General of Minnesota in a riveting All-Star gathering that gets to the core of to save our democracy under fire.
Keith was the lead prosecutor in the GEORGE FLOYD case and has been at the heart of the Black Lives Matter movement and much much more.
He is a brilliant, personable, deeply dedicated grassroots politician who helped found the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Today he works to preserve the right of our citizens to safely cast ballots and have them reliably counted (what a concept!).
Keith is joined by ANDREA MILLER of the Center for Common Ground, whose work in Georgia and elsewhere on voting centers and computerized mass mobilization has been pathbreaking and essential.and getting ever moreso…
RAY MCCLENDON of the Atlanta NAACP tells us how the GEORGIA WAY of grassroots organizing is key to fighting off the fascist right-wing assault bearing down on our nation.
HEDY TRIPP of St. Cloud, ALAN MINSKY of the PDA, JOHN BRAKEY of Audit USA, JAMES FUKUDA of LULAC, Indigenous organizer TATANKA BRICCA, voting rights pioneer LORI GRACE, REV. RODNEY SADLER, journalism ART LEVINE, GREEP’s great JOEL SEGAL and many more join in with AG Ellison to make this a truly critical gathering.
Don’t miss it!!!
#73 Grassroots Election Protection Nov. 22, 2021
A GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT TO WIN THE VOTING RIGHTS ACTS & STOP FASCISM
We’re joined at session #73 of the Grassroots Emergency Election Protection zooms by ANDREA MILLER of the Center for Common Ground and RAY MCCLENDON of the Atlanta NAACP.
We face a crisis in the rise of fascism that can only be defeated with the restoration of voting rights and the defeat of Gerrymandering, facilitated by two major bills now before Congress.
Long-term victory demands establishing DEMOCRACY CENTERS and meaningful, sustainable pro-democracy campaigns wherever possible.
That means moving the millions of donor dollars that are wasted on TV ads into on-the-ground organizing that can restore our democracy.
Thus the slogan NO MORE TERRY MCAULIFFEs as a reminder that boring, mid-road campaigners clog the arteries needed to deliver real public input.
As JOEL SEGAL makes clear, these voting rights bills MUST be made law either by passing Congress, which will require defeating the filibuster, or by Executive Order.
JAN BEN DOR joins us from Michigan to describe the grassroots efforts there to win back voting rights through a Constitutional Amendment proposed via referendum.
And HEDY TRIPP sets the stage for January 29th’s special session with KEITH ELLISON, Attorney-General of Minnesota and a power in the Democratic National Committee.
With our Republic and way of life under intense fascistic attack, these sessions are absolutely essential. JOIN US!!!
#72 Grassroots Election Protection Nov. 15, 2021
‘’I WILL NOT KILL”; OUR VITAL VOTER RIGHTS BILL; SAVING THE EARTH
Our 72d Grassroots Emergency Election Protection zoom begins with FRANCESCO DA VINCI whose
“I Will Not Kill” is an account of a lifetime of peace activism and of his resistance to the draft during the Vietnam War.
JOEL SEGAL then plunges us into the deep intrigues surrounding the John Lewis Voting Act and the desperate need to protect what’s left of our electoral system.
Evaluating such steps as an Executive Order, filibuster cut-out, reconciliation bill and more, Joel issues a call to action for a national, unified campaign to win this campaign and protect our elections.
Nothing could be more vital.
Except…the global environment. Solar industry expert RON LEONARD fills us in on the latest from the COP meeting in Europe, and on the embattled solar panel industry that holds the key to human survival.
We note that President Biden is actually meeting with Chinese leader Xi.
Finally we hear from Orlando, Florida, where CHUCK O’NEAL gives us an astounding tour of his pathbreaking work on winning legal rights for our Planet Earth.
This must-hear exposition could re-define our ability to save our only home. Don’t Miss It!!!
#71 Grassroots Election Protection Zoom November 8, 2021
CALIFORNIA’S GREEN NEW DEAL & THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT
We also hear a needed and necessary criminal prosecution against those who are perpetrating the destruction of our planet..
Their sessions are moderated by TATANKA BRICCA, who facilitates as we hear of the many intricate challenges facing the campaign to convert the Golden State to 100% renewable energy.
We’re also taken through the massive preparations going into documents detailing the need for major RICO suits against fossil fuel polluters who are destroying the Earth, and who should be facing criminal prosecution.
JOEL SEGAL guides us through the brutal battles now raging over the John Lewis Voting Act, which has apparently been postponed for consideration until after the Biden infrastructure and social program bills are dealt with.
We discuss a new book on non-violence by FRANCESCO DA VINCI called I REFUSE TO KILL
And we visit with STEVE SPITZ on the realities of the worthless astro-turf campaign mis-run by defeated Virginia Clintonista gubernatorial loser TERRY MCCAULIFFE.
As we all know from hard history, whenever the Democrats lose an election, the first (and last) thing they do is BLAME THE LEFT.
But we know what really happened in Georgia, and why it must happen again.
#70 Grassroots Election Protection Zoom November 1, 2021
WHERE IS THE “FREEDOM TO VOTE” ACT & THE FUTURE OF RECOUNTS / AUDITS
But the possibility that a single Republican—Lisa Murkowski of Alaska—might join the Democrats gives our fragile democracy a glimmer of light.
We also visit the fearsome Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial (he’s the kid who killed two demonstrators in Kenosha, Wisconsin) the soon-to-be catastrophic Virginia governor’s race, the “Georgia Way” project and much more.
Then we dive deep down into the issue of recounts and audits. With Trump calling “stolen” every election he loses, the certainty is that all future elections will be recounted and audited.
With RAY LUTZ, ERIC LAZARUS, SUSAN PYNCHON and many more, we delve to the core of how our future electoral contests will be certified and/or denied.
The need for uniform federal standards and enforcement could not be greater. We will be dealing with critical issue for years to come.
#69 Grassroots Election Protection Zoom October 25, 2021
DISSECTING THE “GEORGIA WAY” FOR FUTURE GRASSROOTS ORGANIZING
#68 Grassroots Election Protection Zoom October 18, 2021
DISSECTING THE 14 PILLARS OF THE AMERICAN FASCIST INFRASTRUCTURE.
Sept. 13, 2021
Part Two: Why DC Statehood
AMERICA’S FIRST NATIONAL JUSTICE ROUNDTABLE
This five-hour zoom has drawn together an astounding array of powerful thinkers and doers to cover (among much else) the burning issues of DC Statehood, Election Protection/Voter Engagement, Environmental/Solartopian Activism and Social Justice/Abolition of Poverty & Homelessness.\
Convened largely by the great Joel Segal, in concert with Andrea Miller, Tatanka Bricca, “Sluggo” Wasserman and many more, the intense stream of presentations covers a huge chunk of human territory that motivates and excites the core of our progressive communities.
The zoom opens with the great DOLORES HUERTA, joined by CHASE IRON EYES, REP. ALAN GRAYSON, DC SENATOR MICHAEL BROWN, PRESIDENT CHRISTIAN NUNES of the National Organization for Women, and many many more.
This indescribable, incredibly powerful coming together has clearly bent the arc of history…toward justice, fair elections, ecological preservation, DC Statehood and much much more.
Don’t miss this uniquely powerful piece of evolutionary change.
Additional videos/out takes:
Dolores Huerta 3 min video https://youtu.be/CUjIJAPYXOg
Dolores Huerta 5 min. video https://youtu.be/w1sl6FyvIWc
Chase Iron Eyes 5 min. video https://youtu.be/a1Sww-VvD5Y
Some links mentioned in Zoom:
DREAM MARCH FOR D.C. STATEHOOD, GREEN JOBS, AND JUSTICE
(In commemoration of the 1963 “March on Washington For Jobs And Freedom.”)
DATE: August 28th and 29th, 2021
LOCATION: Washington, D.C. at the National Mall
April 10, 2021
March 22, 2021
SAVE OUR DEMOCRACY!
Launching the fight versus…
250 Jim Crow laws in 43 states
For: S1, HR 4, GA Miracle, DC Statehood
Monday, March 15
Could S-1, HR-4 &/or DC Statehood
Become EXECUTIVE ORDERS?
Burt Wides / Ray McClendon
6 Barriers to Breach by 2024
Arizona: Who Gets the Ballots? John Roberts Brakey
Bob Koehler: JIM CROW REVISITED
Grassroots Emergency Election Protection Zoom #44
Co-Conveners: Harvey Wasserman & Joel Segal
Engineers: Mike Hersh & Steve Caruso
Monday, March 8, 2021
WILL HR-1 PASS THE SENATE?
WILL HR-4 PASS THE HOUSE?
Prof. Gloria Tinuba
WILL GA PIZZA BE FELONIOUS?
WILL DC SECEDE?
Charles Mooreland & Eugene Kinlow
MORE AZ MADNESS?
OHIO GOES NO NUKES!?!
Grassroots Emergency Election Protection Zoom #43
Below: Grassroots Emergency Election Protection Zoom #39
Monday (February 8)
The Empire Strikes Back: Democracy Under Assault
Andrea Miller / Ray McClendon
Puerto Rico: Statehood v. Independence *
Joel Segal National EP Summit 2/25
What’s in HR-1?
Introducing the Great Karl Grossman
see RSN.org :
“The Empire Strikes Back:
The Largest Voter Suppression Campaign in US History Is Underway”
Feb. 1, 2021 #38
Lousy Machines Decertified Lulu Friesdat, Howie Hawkins, Julie Wiener
National EP Summit Coming February 25 Ray McClendon, Christian Nunes, Joel Segal
Paper Ballots by Mail…Yes or No? Dr. Lora Chamberlain
More From Minnesota Hedy Tripp
Bonus video: Lila Garrett Sings! Let’s Make the World a Better Place https://youtu.be/mKLs3lO3xXY
Jan. 25, 2021 #37
Lulu Friesdat NY State voting machine looming purchase
Daniel Blackman Did Georgia Scrub a Name
Ray McClendon, Atlanta NAACP
Carolina Miranda Georgia, Florida EP Lawyer, Labor Organizer
Hosted with Harvey Wasserman and Joel Segal
- Michigan’s Jim Crow Gerrymandering Jan Bendor, MI Election Reform Alliance
- Grassroots Victory In Georgia Ray McClendon, Atlanta NAACP
- New York’s Bum Machines
- HB1 & a New Democracy
- TRUMP’S FAILED COUP: FROM REICHSTAG FIRE TO NUREMBERG TRIALS?
Jan. 11, 2020
Beat Bum Hackables in NY
NY Bd. of Elections must stop certification process; please send this letter:
Big Victories in GA & MI
DC Statehood & Democracy Nancy Wasserman
Arnold vs Fascism
Seismic Success in Georgia
What worked in this epic grassroots victory?
& what failed in NC?
LAST TRAIN TO SAVING THE GEORGIA ELECTIONS
The hugely publicized special US Senate runoffs in Georgia will determine control of the upper house….and of much of the political agenda for years to come.
This Grassroots Emergency Election Protection Coalition zoom gathering #33 gets into the deep detail of how the election will be conducted and protected.
We’re joined again by RAY MCCLENDON, political direction of the Atlanta NAACP, who fills us in on what’s happening on the ground with getting out the vote.
We also hear from JEANNE DUFORT of Citizens for Good Governance on the complex interior of how the election will be conducted.
From JENNIFER TANNER, EMILY LEVY, LORA CHAMBERLAIN, DON WOLF, JOHN BRAKEY, BOB FITRAKIS & others we cover much of the ground we’ll need to see in making sure the vote count actually matches the public will.
The Fate of the Earth is now in the hands of the voters of Georgia. Listen to find out how we can honor what they have to say.
Dec. 21, 2020 Link to Marilyn Marks Slide Show:
November 30, 2020 Grassroots Election Protection Zoom
November 16, 2020 Emergency Election Protection Coalition Zoom
November 5, 2020 Emergency Election Protection Coalition Zoom
November 2, 2020 Emergency Election Protection Zoom
Grassroots Election Protection Prevent the Coup Press Conference Nov. 2,2020
Grassroots Emergency Election Protection Zoom October 26, 2020
Special Guest: Chase Iron Eye
Third Parties in 2020 Elections Zoom Oct 24, 2020
With Special guests including Daniel Ellsberg and Andrea Miller
10-23-20 Emergency Election Protection Zoom With Greg Palast and Many EP advocates
October 19, 2020 Grassroots Emergency Election Protection Zoom
ARMAGEDDON COMIN’ AT US!!! ^^^^^ please listen to this show.
Our desperate nitty-gritty campaign to protect the 2020 election continues with our 22d GRASSROOTS EMERGENCY ELECTION PROTECTION Zoom.
We start with the 1887 ELECTORAL COUNT ACT that might allow Trump to steal the election with Red legislatures overturning the popular vote and choose their own Electoral College delegations.
This terrifying situation has been reinforced by the pending appointment of yet another right-wing fanatic to the US Supreme Court, who could tip the ultimate vote count to enthrone Trump by 6-3 or 5-4.
Helping Trump’s coup is a court opinion upholding North Carolina’s demand that all mail-in ballots be accompanied by a signed witness affidavit.
Reports of a high rejection rate among African-American voters have raised fears of yet another stolen election, with “cure” possibilities real but complex.
Ballot tracking capabilities in many states could help ease the problem.
Digital scanning machines in Florida and Michigan could be a great way to count votes, but they’re also vulnerable to hacking, especially if they’re discarding their digital images (for no real reason except to cheat).
In an election that will likely turn on those two states, our informed scrutiny could make all the difference.
There is much more. If you are concerned about protecting the election that will decide the future of our species, please listen to this show.
October 12, 2020 Grassroots Emergency Election Protection Zoom
10-05-20 Grassroots Emergency Election Protection Zoom
2020 10 06 AuditEngine Zoom Press Event Oct 6, 2020
Ray Lutz of Citizens’ Oversight Projects presents AuditEngine, a ballot image auditing service that may play a critical roll in the upcoming election. More information: https://copswiki.org/Common/AuditEngine https://auditengine.org https://copswiki.org/Common/SignUp
2020-09-28 Emergency Election Protection Coalition Zoom
See/Hear our Emergency Election Protection Zoom #18: Everything about how the 2020 balloting is under attack
Ballots are in the mail, & in some places early voting has begun. This ARMAGEDDON ELECTION will determine whether Donald Trump will obliterate our democracy, make himself dictator for life and end our species’ ability to survive on this planet. We cover in deep detail the critical issues surrounding the conduct of the election in NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA, OHIO, MICHIGAN, WISCONSIN, PENNSYLVANIA and elsewhere. The right to vote, and to have those votes counted, is under total assault. Nowhere are the details of how to protect this election discussed in greater detail than on these zoom calls. We are further joined by BOB FITRAKIS and GARY KRANE to examine possible non-violent responses to Trump’s promised refusal to leave the White House even if he loses the election. Key to our discussion is the possibility of a GENERAL STRIKE, whose history as an effective tactic of social change and resistance Bob explains. This is our 17th exploration of the electoral emergency we face, as explained at the www.grassrootsep.org website. Don’t miss it.
September 14, 2020 Grassroots Emergency Election Protection Zoom
August 31, 2020 Grassroots Emergency Election Protection Zoom Mtg
8/24/20 Grassroots Emergency Election Protection Coalition Zoom
August 10, 2020 Grassroots Emergency Election Protection Zoom
08-09-2020 Sunrise Center Election Protection Zoom Meeting
08-03-20 Grassroots Emergency Election Protection Zoom Mtg
July 27, 2020 Grassroots Emergency Election Protection Coalition Zoom Conference
07-20-20 Grassroots Emergency Election Protection Coalition Zoom Meeting featuring Greg Palast
07-13-20 Grassroots, Emergency Election Protection, Coalition Zoom Meeting
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