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CONGRESS: PASS THE PROTECTING AMERICAN VOTES AND ELECTIONS ACT (PAVE)

We all know that the November, 2018, election is very important. But is the election safe from Russian interference?

CREDO Action reports that only two states have strong post-election auditing rules. At least ten states provide no cybersecurity training to election officials. Fourteen states use paperless voting machines, and five states solely rely on them.

Congress can protect our elections. We must, however, strongly urge them to pass the Protecting American Votes and Elections (PAVE) Act. This act meets the demands set by election security experts. The PAVE Act would protect elections in two main ways:

--it would require all state and local officials to ensure that election equipment produces voter-vertified paper ballots that can be cross-referenced.

--state and local governments would be required to automatically conduct statistically valid audits comparing digital ballots to a random selection of paper ballots. This applies to all elections, not just the November election.

Please tell your elected officials in Washington to protect our elections by passing the PAVE Act.

Thanks for getting involved.


DARIGOLD DAIRIES--SLAVERY IN THE RANKS?

The United Farm Workers (UFW) are asking for our help.

Darigold Dairies says that there is no slavery or child labor violations in their dairies. The UFW says differently. Will you help?

In an August 20 Seattle Times article, CEO Stan Ryan says that workers at the Darigold Dairies are respected, women are not harassed, workers are receiving legally mandated rest and meal breaks, no retaliation when an employee complains, no minimum wage violations, and there is no racial discrimination. Many workers beg to differ.

Please contact the Darigold CEO and demand that he see that the companies that sell Darigold products do the right thing by treating their employees with dignity.

Address and phone:

CEO Stan Ryan
Darigold Dairies
5601 6th Avenue South, #300
Seattle, Washington 98108

206-216-4283

Thanks for getting involved in this issue.

 

OSHA: PROTECT WORKERS FROM TRIPLE DIGIT HEAT

We probably have all heard on the news that there are triple digit heat indexes out west right now. So much of our fruits and vegetables come from out west and Florida and, as you know, many of the pickers are immigrants. Let's act on their behalf and ask OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) to assure that these pickers, etc. are cared for properly when the heat is so deadly.

Please contact OSHA and tell them of your concerns. Here is the information you need:

U.S. Department of Labor
OSHA
200 Constitution Avenue NW
Room # N3626
Washington, DC 20210

1-800-321-6742

For local offices across the U.S.: https://www.osha.gov/html/ramap.html

Thanks for taking action for migrant workers!