On Wednesday, August 24th, Missouri ProVote and their partners and allies held a community town hall that Rep. Akin was invited to, but declined through a post on his website the day of the event.
While the temperature rose to 100 degrees, 200 people met and then marched over to Rep. Akin’s office to tell him – Stop balancing the budget on the backs of the middle class, voting for budget cuts that would cost Missouri jobs and playing politics with America’s future.
USAction affiliate Maine People’s Alliance led the field organizing for the Protect Maine Votes coalition. The coalition was collecting signatures to save same-day voter registration, which was repealed by the Republican-controlled government earlier this year after nearly 4 decades as law in Maine.
Yesterday the group announced that their unprecedented People’s Veto effort collected 68,000 signatures in less than one month!
(The Charlie referenced to the right is radical Maine Secretary of State Charlie Summers. )
AUGUSTA, Maine — A broad coalition of advocacy groups and volunteers has gathered more than 68,000 signatures in an effort to allow Maine voters to affirm or overturn a recently passed law that bans Election Day voter registration.
Those signatures, well above the 57,277 needed to ensure a people’s veto, were delivered to the Secretary of State’s Office on Monday afternoon, one day before the deadline and exactly one month after the effort began.
… Ben Chin, the field director for the campaign and the political engagement director for the Maine People’s Alliance, called the effort unprecedented.
“More than a thousand Mainers, representing every political party and a broad coalition of groups, came together,” he said. “The level of support and energy has been inspiring.”