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Our focus

Push a referendum for the November 7, 2017 ballot that would enact an ordinance that creates a Voting Process Review Commission to evaluate Allegheny County's voting system

  • Has as members computer & cybersecurity experts, voting rights advocates, & representatives of disabled
  • They review & assess the existing system for security; usability by the elderly & disabled; use of voter verified, auditable & recountable paper record; etc
  • If replacement is needed, after public hearings they’ll designate the best system for the County to acquire
  • There will be a second referendum in which voters approve or reject the new voting system
  • If voters approve, we can have a new voting system in place for use in the 2020 presidential election
    No Paper Trail

    Fact: Pa elections continue to occur without a paper trail which is required by law and election data values are inconsistent across three database sources. In other words, the integrity of 2016 PA elections has been compromised.

    Inconsistent

    Analysis comparing PA Department of State values for the Voter Registration with the 67 County values which feed the State are not consistent.

    Certified?

    Additionally, the 67 County Website election data values have fluctuated since the data was “certified” December 15, 2016.

    Bug in the system

    This includes numerous counties posting the automatically generated voting machine report with “ZERO registered voters” as “officially certified.”

    About MZP

    For over forty years Dr. Zuckerman-Parker has been a social justice warrior. She brings her passion, enthusiasm and Brookline High School SWS Participatory High School experience with her. From days as a new middle school science educator to educational researcher in Xi’an China, Michelle is ready to set a table and invite all to share their gifts and talents “to be the change.”
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    In Raleigh, North Carolina, Michelle established a vegetable garden for students to use daily and explore science by designing their own experiments. The garden remains after 20 years. It was here, Michelle set up her first focus group with students to discuss Steven Spielberg's "Schindler's List." She provided the pizza and the students brought their honesty to share. It was here she first noted how desensitized students were to crime. From here she began to explore how PTSD presents itself in students within her classroom. Her teacher preparation did not address the true “hierarchy of needs" based on the extenuating circumstances most students navigate each day. Michelle, firmly believes, students are not able to be cognitively present and engage in the learning process if they are hungry or their nervous system is overstimulated and they operate in “survival mode.”

    Witnessing students in "survival mode" motivated Michelle to create opportunities, safe places, and empowerment for the "right to thrive." In 2007, as Director of Educational Research and Workforce Development for Allegheny General Hospital, she designed and directed, “Allegheny Women’s Biotechnology Workforce Collaborative.” This project allowed women the opportunity for a “second chance,” at higher education. Michelle provided a “lifeline” to the cohort of AMAZING women. After two years, AWBWC was funded by the National Science Foundation and an iteration of it continues today.

    Dr. Zuckerman-Parker’s, ” Linking Communities with STEM,” was awarded the 2014 LRNG Innovation Challenge Grant sponsored by The National Writing Project, John Legend’s SHOW Me Campaign and the MacArthur Foundation. The goal was to improve the quality of life for people using a collective wisdom and knowledge. Students were provided freedom to think about issues in their own communities, encourage iterative approach and remove “adult” obstacles. By creating a cohort imbued within an ethos of empathy using, students created for the sake of others. Perhaps most powerful, all student participated in a “Poverty Simulation.” They never stopped working on their solutions and continued after the project officially ended. Today, MZP Consulting continues to work with communities, counties, states, regions and countries to address their need because Democracy is iterative by design. If you are interested in collaborating, please contact

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    MZP