August 10, 2009
PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY
Today we began the signature review, and with much promise! The first step:
to do a recount of the signatures the Board of Elections did validate. And,
after counting only 5 out of 52 volumes, we have found the Board of Elections
reported 229 signatures fewer than what they actually validated inside the volumes.
If their count continues to be off at the same rate, we will gain some 2,300
signatures – SIMPLY BY RECOUNTING THE ONES THAT WERE ALREADY VALIDATED. And
we have already identified one petitioner who collected hundreds of signatures
and was wrongly invalidated, along with all the signatures he gathered! And
there are thousands of invalidated signatures ripe for challenging because the
signer is on the voter roll but put their wrong address – these signatures will
also be deemed valid if the signature on the petition matches the signature
on their voter registration form.
In short, we have every reason to be optimistic that we will eclipse the 30,000
requirement, and that we will have our day in court to argue our right to establish
a new commission to investigate 9/11.
We need help. We have 9 more business days to finish our review, and we have
no more than 8 volunteers signed up to help on any day. We can use 20 volunteers
per day, and we will need that many to get the job done. If you live in or around
NYC, please give just one or two business days between now and next Friday,
August 21. Whether you can give one day or five days, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
with your name, phone number and schedule of availability, and please put VOLUNTEER
in the subject field. Come get a free lunch and be part of this historic recount!
The last month has seen some very positive coverage, and it will grow after
we prove valid the thousands of signatures wrongly invalidated by the City Clerk
and Board of Elections. If you haven’t read this great coverage, take a look!
Below the headlines is our most recent press release, which should also give
you a much clearer picture of what is going on legally.
And, we are in negotiations with an outstanding election lawyer to represent
us in court after we eclipse the 30,000 requirement. We will update you as soon
as the agreement is finalized.
Together we are making history. Thank you!
A Star Ledger Reporter, August 9: http://blog.nj.com/njv_bob_braun/2009/08/911_survivors_call_for_renewed.html
The Villager, July 28 – August 4: http://blog.nj.com/njv_bob_braun/2009/08/911_survivors_call_for_renewed.html
The New York Post, July 14: http://www.nypost.com/seven/07142009/news/regionalnews/kin_eye_9_11_panel_179145.htm