Via an email from Brave New Foundation:
It is projected that more than 12 million Latinos could go out and vote in this year’s election. That would be an increase of 25% from 2008! What’s even more important is that Latino voters could decide key swing states like Colorado, Nevada and Florida.
Unfortunately 23 states across the country have either passed or introduced legislation that would make voting more difficult not just for Latinos, but other minority groups, as well as young voters and seniors. That is why empowering the Latino community to vote is imperative this election. Now we need YOUR help to do more and mobilize record numbers of Latino voters!
In 2011, Florida made some important changes to its voting laws. Every Floridian needs to understand these changes particularly African Americans, Latinos, young voters, and women. These changes address how civic groups register people to vote, who is eligible to vote and when people can vote.
Share this video to ensure your community knows how to register to vote and knows what to bring to the voting booth!
And via CNN iReport, Arizona alert (H/t: @Obama2012yes):
I have no problem with showing a valid Picture ID, but to ask for, get this”3 forms of ID”??
Now this is “Over Kill” And also “Voter Suppression”
Get this:We are now just receiving this in the middle of August.
Arizona has sunk to a new low!
Again, Republican Voter I.D. laws and efforts to make early registration more difficult for Democratic districts (but not GOP ones) are thinly veiled attempts to restrict Democratic voters and hand elections to the Republicans.
Here is Pennsylvania’s legal stipulation that there is no voter fraud, yet the judge is allowing the law to stay in effect.
You can read a good recap of the voter suppression problem here. Remember: Voter fraud is rarer than getting struck by lightning. And there’s nothing wrong with having a picture I.D…. as long as anyone can get one at no cost, as long as they are easily accessible, and as long as there is no hardship physically or financially, whatsoever, involved in acquiring one, including having to produce documents that may not have ever been available to many citizens.