Join us as we explore the future with representatives of the next
President of the United States!

Senator
Hillary Clinton
Former Senator
John Edwards
Former Senator
Mike Gravel
Senator
Barack Obama

Special Meeting February 21, 2008
California Secretary of State Debra Bowen

The Integrity of Electronic Voting Systems
in Claifornia

The Lamorinda Democratic Club, with members from all over Contra Costa County, is coordinating a very special event, as we prepare for the coming presidential election, with the Rossmoor Democratic Club, the San Ramon Valley Democratic Club, the Diablo Valley Democratic Club, the El Cerrito Democratic Club and the Central Costa County United Democratic Campaign, featuring California Secretary of State Debra Bowen on Thursday evening, Feb 21, at 7 pm at the Contra Costa County Jewish Community Center, Koret Auditorium.

As Contra Costa County had the highest voter-turn out in the state in the last general election, it is fitting that Secretary Bowen would speak before us to address the growing controversy over her decision to decertify touchscreen voting machines as studies have borne out concerns that these machines might not protect the vote.

All members of the community are welcome to attend. This event will likely be sold out. Suggested donations of $10 per attendee, payable at the door.

Until Kathryn Harris served as the Secretary of State in Florida during the 2000 Presidential Race, few people understood the importance of this role. Secretary Bowen has elevated her role to a new level of integrity, and remains responsive to all residents of California, regardless of political affiliation. She is a pioneer in open government, and has become a national leader and advocate for voting system integrity.

Ms. Bowen’s goal is to make sure that votes are secure, auditable and transparent and that every vote is counted as it was cast.

Members of the community who are not yet affiliated with a local Democratic organization and who want to volunteer to work on the upcoming campaign will have an opportunity to learn about organizations and activities in their neighborhoods.