Thursday, March 1, 2012

Pennsylvania Senate Poised to Vote on Voter ID Bill

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The Pennsylvania Senate is poised to vote on legislation that would prevent thousands of Pennsylvanians from voting and participating in the democratic process. HB 934, which was passed by the State House of Representatives 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 limited exceptions.

This bill will particularly affect 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, for some, impossible.

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. More information on the legislation can be found here.

Take action to defend voting rights in Pennsylvania!

Sign the petition to the Pennsylvania Senate expressing your opposition to the Voter Photo ID bill. Do it TODAY so it can be delivered by the Protect Our Vote coalition on Monday, March 5th.

You are invited to join other defenders of voting rights on Monday, March 5th, at 10:30 a.m. in the Capitol Rotunda (3rd and State Streets, Harrisburg) when we will deliver the petitions and hold a press conference expressing opposition HB 934. For more information, contact Jeff Garis of Pennsylvania Voice at jgaris@infoservicesgroup.net.

If you can't come to Harrisburg, please...

Call your state senator on Monday, March 5th, to state your opposition to HB 934! Not sure who your state senator is, or need his/her Capitol phone number? Click here.

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