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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-11 05:02 PM
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Interactive Map of Shame (on voter suppression in 50 states) is Active! Inform Yourselves!

Be informed, and be prepared







State voter photo ID laws and other suppressive legislation have swept the nation recently, threatening to roll back the hard-won right of every American citizen to participate freely in our Nation's democratic processes. These newly enacted laws disenfranchise many voters including minorities, low-income persons, senior citizens, voters with disabilities and students.

Restrictive voter ID laws are truly a "solution in search of a problem," since the issue they purport to address - impersonation of voters at the polls - is practically nonexistent, and states already have numerous protections in place to ensure that this type of fraud does not occur and penalties in the rare event that it does. Therefore, these newly enacted voter photo ID requirements serve only to remove eligible voters from our democracy and are NOT needed to stop potential impersonation voter fraud. So why are these laws being enacted? It is obvious that other, more sinister motivations are at play here.

Our fundamental right to vote is too important for us to allow these assaults to continue.

Add your name to the growing number of Americans who are saying, "Enough is enough! Stop these harmful laws and focus on real reforms that will expand access to our democracy for all Americans."


Go to the link to see what your state is doing to suppress your vote. http://www.lawyerscommittee.org/page?id=0042
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Number23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-11 11:19 PM
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1. Republicans thrive when votes are suppressed
I think of that every single time I see someone post here how "they won't vote" because everything is doomed and both parties are the same anyway.
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