Action Alert: Protect Voting Rights In Pennsylvania!

Action Alert: Protect Voting Rights In Pennsylvania!


Protect Voting Rights In Pennsylvania!

You Need To Act On Tuesday, January 17

Join with other defenders of democracy by participating in a Statewide Phone-in Day Against Voter Suppression on Tuesday, January 17, between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.  Call your state Senator's Capitol office on Tuesday and insist that he or she oppose the Voter Suppression Bill (House Bill 934) as an unnecessary, expensive, and undemocratic obstacle to voting rights.  Click HERE to find your senator's name, his/her State Capitol office number, and some suggestions about what to say.

The Pennsylvania Senate is poised to vote on legislation that will disenfranchise thousands of voters -- possibly as early as next week when the Senate returns from recess.  House Bill 934, which was passed by the state House last summer, would deprive voters of the right to cast a ballot if they do not show a valid state-issued photo ID card, with only a few limited exceptions.  This could particularly affect members of the Transgender community and non-drivers (senior citizens who no longer drive, persons with disabilities, and residents of urban communities who travel by public transit), and the challenge of securing a non-driver photo ID card from PennDOT will be costly, difficult, and impossible for some.  Supporters of the bill have been unable to show any evidence of voter identity fraud in Pennsylvania, because safeguards against fraudulent voting are already in place in our state.  Worse yet, the legislation will cost Pennsylvania taxpayers millions to implement.  Long lines at polling places are likely to form, leading other voters to simply give up and go home.  Background info is available here.

Please join us in opposing voter suppression by calling your state Senator on Tuesday, and help spread the word!

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