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Mole's Progressive Democrat

The Progressive Democrat Newsletter grew out of the frustration of the 2004 election. Originally intended for New York City progressives, its readership is now national. For anyone who wants to be alerted by email whenever this newsletter is updated (usually weekly), please send your email address and let me know what state you live in (so I can keep track of my readership).

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  • Friday, April 30, 2010

    Michael Mauro for Secretary of State in Iowa

    Michael Mauro has been an excellent secretary of state for Iowa. He is another candidate endorsed by the Secretary of State Project. Here is what they have to say about him:

    Michael Mauro is seeking his second term as Iowa’s Secretary of State. He has worked to strengthen Iowa’s rich history of quality elections, which had the fifth highest voter percentage turnout in the nation in 2008. In the fall of 2009, Iowa’s election laws and procedures implemented by Secretary Mauro gained national attention when the state ranked first in a study focusing on the ease of voting for members of the military and U.S. citizens living overseas. In just his first term, he has worked with the state legislature to allow same-day voter registration and to establish a uniform voting system for all 99 counties. As a result, legislation is now in place to ensure a voter-verified paper trail for all future elections. He has also helped create electronic poll books available for use across the state, enhancing precinct officials’ ability to process voters effectively and consistently and adding another layer of security to Iowa’s voting process.

    Among Mauro's accomplishments is to encourage and bring out the military vote, as outlined here (PDF):


    And here is a video from 2009 of Iowa Secretary of State Michael Mauro at Capitol Youth Day:

    If you live in Iowa, please take some time to volunteer for Michael Mauro's campaign. You can help keep Iowa's elections fair and accurate.

    And everyone, please donate to the Secretary of State Project and their endorsed candidates.


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