I was born October 5, 1976 in our nation's bicentennial year.

Now in our 241st year I am thankful to reflect on our freedoms

I am filing a contest to the election.

Meanwhile I am thankful for our peaceful democratic system that provides means of resolving such issues.

There were contradictory reports in the media as to which states would count write-in votes by law or in practice. Votes were cast in the midst of false information and arguably in reliance thereof. It is reasonable that the results of the election would have been different otherwise.

Here we have an issue that needs to be addressed and also I am asking
in lieu of circumstance to be listed as a candidate for consideration should there be a vacancy in office and if a showing of public support is needed that I be granted time to meet that requirement.

I must add that our media is amazing. This issue involves antiquated laws in a system that needs to be streamlined.

The following is a working list of information gained from basic internet
searches on the topic.

"how many states allow write-in candidates" 7,8,?...

Wording was skewed in front page results and lists were not congruent. In an election where the results of one state can in essence change the end result of the entire election these facts are crucial.


..."10 states and Washington D.C."


Please remember we are discussing votes. A problem arose in my search when veracity of practices was called into question. It was commonly reported that 33 states require some form of prior application by a write-in candidate.

"We generally encourage write-in candidates to notify us"...


My name is Myra Hammond. I practiced law in Birmingham.

Included herein are ways to help secure a better world.

Here are issues facing us.

We have the highest crime rate in the world. A systematic review is needed now.

There are 10,000* people mostly children under the age of 5 who die each day 
from hunger and related causes. Front page news? 10,000 is the integer most 
often used to denote an indefinite number. 

Give to the UNPlay freerice

Are you aware of their corporate matching program? 

Millennial Goals were not met and Sustainable Goals are set for the year 2030. 
That goals must be sped is an understatement. The UN's budget anticipates support from the public and private sectors. 

Freerice.com for example is free and a much underused tool. 

Even sharing a post on social media will help #zerohunger

1 in 6 Americans don't have enough for food. Homelessness has been on the rise.

I propose creation of a community fund to help those in need and concerted action taken otherwise. What mechanism is in place for citizens to give if for some reason budgeting dollars are lacking in needed areas?

We should not be held back by budgeting restrictions.

2.4 million adoptable cats and dogs are put to sleep each year.
Currently there is no federal law that prohibits it.

Space and technology holds much hope for our future.

I am committed to advancement in this area. Part of my work includes
the review of maps and historical documents.

Immigration policies have been lacking in clarity and in enforcement.

Will Social Security be here for the future?
How many people have attended college?

What are our needs?

Our divorce rate stands in the 40-50% rate. Of marriages. 

A return to purity and simple values is needed.

It is reported that 58% of Americans oppose abortion in all or most instances.

There is a bill on the floor with 146 cosponsors that deserves attention. 
Note that this 58% statistic is arguably small given the lack of adequate 
education or publicity on the matter.

1 in 3 women in America have had an abortion. 

Were a woman to have one she has a 45% chance of having another. 
It is an evil cycle. The average in Russia?

National security & foreign affairs

My hope is that the UN will operate under Title VII and mandate mediation 
of the countries at war or in conflict and bring an end to the terrorist group 
known as ISIS.

Peace is not an ideal. Any threat to peace should be dealt with swiftly
and settled as a matter of international law. 

There are currently 193 countries registered with the United Nations.