Hey, I've been a member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the local SF Bay version for some time, and recommend that everyone join.
They're having an event on Tuesday, October 12th at seven in SF:
Sometimes activism can be fun. Come join EFF at the 111 Minna Gallery
in downtown San Francisco to talk about e-voting and the upcoming election, as well as share food and drink and listen to live music by
talented local artist Samantha. This event is free and open to the public, so be sure to invite your friends and colleagues!
For more information see here