I'm raising money to benefit the OSET Institute, and any donation will help make an impact in combating people being blocked from voting. Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause.
A registered voter can be removed from the voter registration rolls – often without their knowledge – leaving them forced to vote a provisional ballot or simply abandon any effort to participate. In 2016 this happened to some 17 million voters nationwide. Meanwhile, in 2016 another 13 million people who attempted to register to vote had their applications rejected – again, often without any reasonable notice to the registrant.
“So the bottom line is this: if we want to bring about real change, then the choice isn’t between protest and politics. We have to do both. We have to mobilize to raise awareness, and we have to organize and cast our ballots to make sure that we elect candidates who will act on reform” (Barack Obama). Throughout the nation, activists are spreading a message of equality and justice. Thousands are marching the streets peacefully and protesting for ‘Black Lives Matter’. This movement sheds light on police brutality and an institution based on systematic racism. Many Americans, no matter their skin color, are supporting the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement to the best of their ability. Although extremely beneficial, the next step for real change is through voting. It is our right to vote for leaders who represent our beliefs and morals. The only way to incite change in the government and society is to vote. VoteReady protects people against being removed from the rolls.
Once the VoteReady technology is developed and implemented if a voter shares their email or phone number they will be notified if they are removed from the voter roll. In the event where your voter registration changes, VoteReady will allow you to fix it by a couple of clicks on your phone. You can go to the polls with confidence that you will be able to exercise your constitutional right to vote. For our generation, texting is all we know how to do.
The OSET Institute is a non-profit election technology research & development organization charged with producing public innovations in voting infrastructure. OSET works closely with election officials worldwide to create higher integrity, lower cost, easier to use public election technology. The goal is to increase public confidence in elections and their outcomes. New VoteReady technology allows direct communication channels with voters to notify them via text or email if their voter registration is altered.
We appreciate your donation,
Emma Ricchetti and Jessica Pinto