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Seniors take up their pens to get out the vote

Original post made on Oct 2, 2020

A group of residents from Palo Alto's Channing House is preparing to mail 20,000 hand-addressed, first-class letters to registered voters in swing states urging them to vote.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, October 2, 2020, 6:56 AM

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Posted by Tecsi
a resident of Los Altos Hills
on Oct 5, 2020 at 11:27 am

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Very cool article. Never occurred to me.
Makes me wonder about postcards since a person can read quickly, and they tend to stand out from envelopes.


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Posted by Alice Schaffer Smith
a resident of Downtown North
on Oct 5, 2020 at 11:30 am

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So proud to be part of a community who puts voting rights at the top of their busy schedules. Others at Channing House are also helping Reclaim Our Vote which writes to people of color who have been systematically disenfranchised in states previously covered by Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. That Law required pre-clearance before any change to covered states' voting laws. In a notorious 5:4 decision, Justice Roberts wrote that the need for preclearance was based on 40 year old data and therefore unconstitutional. Justice Ginsburg in her famous dissent wrote: “[t]hrowing out preclearance when it has worked and is continuing to work to stop discriminatory changes is like throwing away your umbrella in a rainstorm because you are not getting wet.”


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Posted by Rebecca Eisenberg
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 5, 2020 at 11:37 am

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Thank you, Mary, Ann, Nancy, Sue, Marlys, Marcia, Alice, and all the rest of Channing House residents for taking the time to protect our democracy and ensure that every citizen's vote is counted!


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Posted by Penny
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 5, 2020 at 1:46 pm

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Hurray for our friends at Channing House! Great citizens!


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