Statement of Veterans Group on District Court Decision Regarding Ballots

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Statement of Veterans Group on District Court Decision Regarding Ballots

Denver, CO - Today, a District Court in Colorado ruled that there will be no injunction against any County Clerks' decision to send ballots for the upcoming election to all registered voters.  The ruling allows Clerks to continue to send ballots out, as Secretary of State Gessler's order to send ballots to only some select voters is heard in a lawsuit.

Richard Allen Smith, Vice Chairman of, Afghanistan Veteran and Denver resident released the following statement regarding the decision:

"The District Court made the correct decision today, and all county clerks should follow the lead of Denver and Pueblo by sending election ballots to all military members who are registered to vote.  This is a matter of our very democracy, which our men and women in uniform fight to protect.  The Clerks' job is to ensure that voters have every chance to vote in an election, including members of our military.  If they choose to not send ballots to all voters, they undermine that duty, and our democracy.  Secretary of State Gessler should drop this case immediately, and free all Clerks to send ballots to members of our military, and all voters."

Founded in 2006,  and backed by over 100,000 members, the mission of is to use public issue campaigns and direct outreach to lawmakers to ensure that troops abroad have what they need to complete their missions, and receive the care they deserve when they get home. also recognizes veterans as a vital part of the fabric of our country and will work to protect veterans' interests in their day-to-day lives. is committed to the destruction of terror networks around the world - with force when necessary - to protect America.  While non-partisan, the group is the largest progressive organization of veterans in America.


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