Monday, February 14, 2011

Military and Overseas Voter Protection Act MOVE

MVP Project Director To Testify Before Congress

Tomorrow marks another step in the right direction for our military and their right to vote. I will testify on behalf of the Military Voter Protection Project (MVP Project) before the Committee on House Administration regarding the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act (MOVE Act).

As you know the MOVE Act is intended to protect the right for all members of our military stationed overseas to vote. The 2010 election left us with work to be done, and tomorrow I will present MVP Project's preliminary analysis of the elections and whether the MOVE Act had a positive impact. I will also highlight the egregious treatment of military voters in New York and Illinois during the 2010 elections and further discuss unsettled issues regarding enforcement of the MOVE Act by the Voting Section of the Department of Justice.

Protecting military voting rights is not just a once every two years job. As you will see by tomorrow's hearings it is an everyday priority for the MVP Project. We are asking, once again, for your support as we ensure that every vote of every military man and woman is counted on Election Day. The MVP Project will continue to fight hard for their rights as they are fighting for our rights. Thank you for joining us for this important endeavor.

If you are in the DC Metro area and wish to attend, hearings are open to the general public. You can also show your support by watching a live web stream of the hearings at the Committee's website.


Eric Eversole
Executive Director, Military Voter Protection Project

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