The Advocates 1-16-08- with Allegra Dengler


“The Advocates”


Richard J. Garfunkel

 WVOX – AM Radio 1460- 12 Noon Wednesday

January 16, 2008


Wednesday, January 16, 2008, at 12:00 Noon, I am hosting my show “The Advocates” on WVOX- 1460 AM on your dial, or you can listen to its live streaming at  One can call the show at 914-636-0110 to reach us on the radio.  My guest in the studio is Ms. Allegra Dengler, the Chairperson of the Westchester-based Citizens for Voting Integrity, and is making our second visit with us this afternoon. Our subject is “Addressing the Threat to Our Free Elections, and the Impact of Non-Verifiable Voting Machines, part II.”


Our discussion this morning will again focus on voter integrity and the sanctity of the secret ballot and the machines, which count and insure that our elections are not manipulated. The security of our elections, against the possibility of fraud, is at the heart of our democracy. Ms. Dengler first brought up this critical issue on our program last September.


Allegra Dengler was a former Dobbs Ferry Village Trustee, is a member of the Sierra Club, serves on the New York Democratic Lawyer’s Council HAVA Committee (Help America Vote Act), and is a member of the Progressive Democrats of America Election Protection Working Group.  She was a candidate for the Greenburgh Town Board in 2005 and narrowly lost election for Mayor of Dobbs Ferry.  She is constantly working, along with the League of Women Voters, and other groups, to insure that New Yorkers have the proper paper ballots when the current lever machines are replaced under our new law.


Meanwhile, the mission of the “Advocates” is to bring to the public differing views on current “public policy “ issues. “Public policy,” therefore, is what we as a nation legally and traditionally follow. Over the years, the “public policy” of the United States has changed or has been modified greatly. As an example, “free public education” is the public policy of the United States. Also, over time great struggles have ensued over the control of the direction of “public policy” For example: free trade vs. protectionism, slavery vs. emancipation, state’s rights vs. Federalism, and an all-volunteer armed forces or the “draft.”


Richard J. Garfunkel 


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