Much has happened as a result of our work through Patriots Heart Network. On a personal level, citizen journalism took me deep into election security. As a result of what I have learned, I have made election security as my personal mission between now and the end of 2012. I have accepted a position as Executive Director of Defend the Vote. For the last few months, we have been building the VAP program. This is the Voter Auditor Pollwatching program. In Illinois, Defend the Vote will conduct a citizen empowered security assessment of our elections.
Politically, I am highly partisan. Never for a political party, but as a Conservative. I view myself as a Tea Party girl. My work with Patriots Heart Network Media has always been volunteer and it will continue to be so. I volunteer for this mission because I have a passion for the power of citizen journalism and a disdain for the partiality of the main stream media's reporting...
When we started Patriots Heart, my identity was unknown. As we moved into the legal challenges, I was "outed".... originally, much to my dismay... That long past, my real name is commonly known. I have debated if I should drop "Chalice" altogether. I have decided not to. However, I do have other priorities for 2012, and I will work for Defend the Vote.
Patriot's Heart Network is growing:
This Fall: Patriot's Heart will continue to provide daily conservative news. We also are expanding our broadcasting. We will broadcast for Defend the Vote and are conversing with other groups to broadcast for them as well...
2012 - We need an HONEST tally of the American Will! Please join me at Defend the Vote.
I recently started to blog on Defend the Vote:
Today's Post: Is Early Voting Secure?
Fall is a favorite time of year for many of us living in Illinois. The maple tree in my front yard is just brilliantly red – Awesome to behold! I love the aromas that filter upwards as I walk into the dying leaves. It is a beautiful day to experience the joy of creation! Yet despite this beauty, my mind cannot escape this troubling feeling of urgency…
Elections Security… Is there any?