Immediate Corrective Action Demanded

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 18, 2006
DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF ORANGE COUNTY REQUESTS REGISTRAR TO MAIL NEW LETTER TO LATINOS CLARIFYING THEIR RIGHT TO VOTE; CALLS ON REPUBLICAN PARTY TO DEMAND THAT ANY CANDIDATE INVOLVED WITHDRAWS CANDIDACY
Contact: Mike Levin, Executive Director, (714) 835-2122, mike@ocdemocrats.net

Recently, a Spanish-language letter from the “California Coalition for Immigration Reform” was received by Latino voters in Orange County, warning them that only United States citizens are permitted to vote, that voting by non-citizens is a deportable offense, and that immigration restriction organizations have access to a federal computer database of properly registered voters. Worse, when translated, it is clear that the letter advises that all “immigrants” cannot vote, whether they be naturalized citizens or not.

Today, to help combat the disenfranchising effects of this letter, we are formally requesting the Orange County Registrar’s Office send out a new letter, written in both Spanish and English, to all Democrats with Latino surnames in Orange County. We ask that this letter be sent to households by Wednesday, October 25. We ask that the letter do the following:

  1. Explain in plain words who is eligible to vote.
  2. Reaffirm that voting is an important part of the democratic process.
  3. Encourage everyone eligible to vote.
  4. Describe in specific detail the letter sent out previously containing false information.
  5. Provide the name, phone number, and email address for a point person in your office who will handle all questions regarding these matters.

Moreover, if the evidence suggests that a Republican candidate or candidates sent out this letter, we call on the Republican Central Committee and Republican Party leadership to exercise their responsibility and insist that any candidate or candidates involved withdraw from their race immediately.

We are going to be conducting a training session this Saturday to educate attorneys and other interested individuals who want to work to monitor polling places and protect the vote.
Protect the Vote 2006
Saturday, October 21
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Democratic Party of Orange County
200 N. Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92701

If you would like to attend the training, please call Mike Levin at (714) 835-2122 or click here.

Finally, we also have reason to believe that there are those who desire to further suppress voter turnout this November 7. We will have many trained poll observers throughout Orange County, including many attorneys, dedicated to eliminating voter intimidation or suppression. We expect a full and fair vote and look forward to working with the Registrar’s Office and the Republican Party to achieve this goal.

Democratic Party of Orange County

email: info@ocdemocrats.org
phone: (714) 835-5158
web: http://www.ocdemocrats.org/

  3 comments for “Immediate Corrective Action Demanded

  1. Anonymous
    October 18, 2006 at 11:54 pm

    CHUCK DEVORE SHOULD RESIGN – TOO!

  2. Anonymous
    October 19, 2006 at 12:24 am

    Agree. Devore is a knucklehead.

    Can you please repost his speculation on the OC Blog about Correa being responsible for the letter?

    Has anyone demanded a formal apology from Devore?

    How the hell did anyone ever elect this guy?

  3. October 19, 2006 at 12:48 am

    The DeVore post on OCBlog is at the following address:

    http://www.ocblog.net/ocblog/2006/10/democrats_sent_.html

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