I received this note today from the RNC as I am a Team Leader here in Hawaii.

Dear Todd,

Many Republican State Party Chairs sent the following letter to their Democratic counterparts today:

“America Coming Together (ACT) has claimed to reach over 2 million targeted households in their efforts to register Democratic voters to defeat President George W. Bush. This week in Arkansas the Kerry campaign hired a senior member of the ACT team to lead their state
efforts. Recently in Ohio the state Democratic Party declared that ACT will run the ground game for them.

Furthermore, today’s Kansas City Star reports that Charlene Davis, director of the Jackson County election board, said “many of the voter registration forms ACT workers had turned in contained inaccurate information” and called it “the worst I’ve ever seen.” Erroneous
information included forms filled out for residents of Kansas and Minnesota, and forms from people too young to vote.

ACT has admitted to sending felons convicted of sex crimes and assault to conduct voter registration efforts in as many as 17 states. Despite initial willingness to clarify their hiring process they now refuse to say whether they sent a murderer and a rapist door to door.

I hope you will make clear that the party of this state, under your direction, is not using similar tactics to register voters and in doing so reaffirm the validity of your activities.

As both our parties mount aggressive efforts to register new voters and encourage participation in the political process, I hope you will join me in repudiating these tactics to provide all voters the assurance that the election process is transparent, bipartisan, and fair.”

I can’t tell you enough how important our Party’s grassroots efforts are and how much pride we take in your role as Team Leaders. You make ours the hardest working, most efficient political team in the history of politics.

Keep up the great work