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Sewell Mill Library and Cultural Center
2051 Lower Roswell Rd, Marietta, Georgia 30068
Are Georgia Elections Safe or Unsafe?
Will Brian Kemp's newly formed SAFE (Secure, Accessible, & Fair Elections) Commission protect Georgia from unverifiable voting systems? We have a chance on Wednesday June 13th to express our concerns directly to BRIAN KEMP and the SAFE Commission! Let's MAKE SURE they do! Join us for the first meeting of the SAFE Commission and be an advocate for all Georgia Voters!
We need volunteers to take part in the public commentary portion of the meeting and volunteers to demonstrate outside the building while the commission is in session.
Our 2-part Direct Action plan is very specific for this event and we ask all participants to adhere to the details. A Chance for Georgia and Democracy Spring GA are working together with other local election integrity activists and organizations, including VoterGA and The Georgia Sunshine Project. Our strategy is simple. We need to PACK THE HOUSE with concerned citizens and activists to showcase our uniformed strength while making it clear that WE will hold this commission accountable to do what is best for both voters and the election process. Our messaging and our optics are beyond IMPORTANT for this event! We MUST be RESPECTFUL and slightly more POSITIVE than negative! This is the FIRST meeting scheduled for the SAFE Commission but it is certainly NOT the last!
Our coalition will provide a short list of designated questions to those who wish to participate in the public commentary portion of the SAFE Commission meeting. We ask all commentary participants to use ONLY the specific questions provided. Outside, we ask all participants to create signs and make noise about PAPER BALLOTS and NO BARCODES only! We MUST keep our messaging focused and uniformed with what is happening inside the meeting.
As of now, the SAFE Commission does NOT include Election Integrity Experts or IT Professionals on their panel. Through repetitive questioning, we want to have as many citizens as possible, on record, asking the same crucial questions over and over to maximize our impact in a way that has never been done in GA commission meetings before. We want to highlight the importance of consulting election integrity experts and IT professionals and remind them that we will not settle for anything that resembles the UNVERIFIABLE, Blunderous Barcode voting system they are wanting to implement. We will address this by requesting a commitment from to commission itself to assure the public that SAFE means SAFE when it comes to OUR elections!
The specific questions will be made public and posted here within the next day or so. Protest Art suggestions are coming soon! Make sure to mark yourself as INTERESTED or GOING so you can receive all the latest updates! If you care about voting machines, paper ballots, or election security, you won't want to miss this!
**Event Details from the GA Secretary of State:
Secretary of State Brian Kemp and State Representative Barry Fleming will co-chair the Secure, Accessible, & Fair Elections (SAFE) Commission’s first meeting on the morning of June 13, 2018 at the Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Center in Marietta. This bi-partisan, eighteen-member commission is tasked with studying options for Georgia’s next voting system to provide recommendations to the General Assembly by year’s end. All interested media and members of the public are encouraged to attend.
In the first meeting, commission members will adopt a calendar, review Georgia’s current voting system, learn about the state’s procurement process for a new system, and solicit public feedback to frame the Commission’s objectives moving forward. The meeting will include a public comment portion at the end, and a court reporter will transcribe the proceedings from start to finish.
WHO: Co-Chairs Brian Kemp and Barry Fleming; members of the SAFE Commission; support staff; and interested citizens
WHAT: SAFE Commission’s first meeting
WHEN: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 9 AM to 12 Noon
WHERE: Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Center – Black Box Theatre, 2051 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta, Georgia 30068
Parking is available on a first come, first served basis adjacent to the facility. The Black Box Theatre accommodates roughly 150 people.
Brian Kemp has been Secretary of State since January 2010. Among the office’s wide-ranging responsibilities, the Secretary of State is charged with conducting secure, accessible, and fair elections, the registration of corporations, and the regulation of securities, charities, and professional license holders. For more information about the office, go to sos.ga.gov.