Open Letter to Governors: Oppose Voter Suppression
New voter ID laws are voter suppression by another name. The U.S. Department of Justice has deemed that in South Carolina where voting rights are under attack, minority citizens who are already registered lack the IDs required by the new laws and are nearly 20% more likely to be disenfranchised.
Join us and “Occupy the Vote” TODAY, sign our letter below to state governors to oppose these new laws and veto any bills that pass the legislature!
If We Don’t Defend the Vote, We Don’t Have a Voice.
National Urban League’s Open Letter to Governors: Oppose Voter Suppression
Voter ID laws have grown at an epidemic rate and they have a disproportionately negative impact on minority citizens. It is time to stand up for justice by opposing these egregious laws.
Kansas and Alabama require eligible voters to provide proof of citizenship before registering. Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Tennessee and West Virginia have cut short early voting periods. Florida and Iowa prevented all ex-offenders from the polls, disenfranchising thousands of previously eligible voters. Alabama, Kansas, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin and Mississippi and Idaho all require voters to produce a government-issued ID before casting ballots.
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