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Voter Suppression Fight Back Program - Monday, July 02, 2012


June 29, 2012

District 2 – Wisconsin 6/22/12
Madison—Rep. Robin Vos, Assembly Republican co-chair of the powerful Joint Committee on Finance, announced late Thursday that he is withdrawing from a lawsuit regarding voter ID legislation amidst a growing ethics scandal about how legal work being done on his behalf was being paid. One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross commented, “One Wisconsin Now filed a complaint calling for an investigation because state ethics laws are crystal…Click Here.

District 2 – Wisconsin 6/26/12

Rep. Robin Vos is fast developing a reputation as the most scandal-plagued member of the Legislature. Last year Vos, R-Burlington, used his position as co-chairman of the Joint Finance Committee to halt deliberations on serious state budget issues in order to advance legislation promoted by out-of-state interestsspecifically, the American Legislative Exchange Council, with which Vos has long been associated. Click Here.

District 4 – Maine 6/25/12

AUGUSTA, Maine—The Maine secretary of state’s office is running low on a type of voter registration card used by candidates, political parties and civic organizations to conduct voter registration drives. The secretary of state’s elections division says the registration card shortage is the result of unfortunate timing, but the Maine Democratic Party says the lack of cards during a campaign season raises “red flags” about…Click Here.

District 4 – New York 2012

New York—New voting laws could make it significantly harder for more than five million eligible voters to cast ballots in 2012, according to the first comprehensive study of the laws’ impact. Widespread voting cutbacks could have a significant electoral impact in next year’s hard-fought races, the study concludes. Minorities, poor and young voters will likely be most affected. “This is the most significant cutback in voting rights in decades. Click Here.

District 9 – Florida 6/26/12

True the Vote, the Tea Party-affiliated organization that has rallied in support of voter ID laws, wants to stick up for Florida’s right to purge their voting rolls, according to a federal court filing. True the Vote teamed up with the conservative group Judicial Watch to file a motion seeking to intervene in a federal case over Gov. Rick Scott’s controversial purge of Florida’s voting list. Click here.

District 9 – Florida 6/26/12

MIAMI—A federal judge on Wednesday rebuffed the Department of Justice’s emergency request to stop Florida’s attempt to remove people who are not American citizens from its voter registration rolls. Judge Robert L. Hinkle of United States District Court in Tallahassee said federal laws did not bar the state from identifying and removing ineligible voters from its rolls, though the Aug. 14 primary is less than 90 days away. Click Here.

District 9 – Mississippi 6/25/12

While we were not looking the Mississippi Department of Health slipped a rule into the procedure for obtaining a birth certificate. Now in order to receive a birth certificate to get a State Approved I.D. (to vote) the Applicant must provide an approved Photo I.D. This will essentially mean that most people without approved I.D. already, will never be able to obtain State approved I.D. in order to vote. Click Here.

District 10 – Pennsylvania 6/26/12

HARRISBURG—A top House Republican found himself under fire Tuesday after Democrats pounced on his comments that Pennsylvania's new Voter ID law will help Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney win the state in November's general election. Click Here.

District 11 – Minnesota 6/27/12

St. Paul, Minn.—Former Democratic Vice President Walter Mondale and former Republican Gov. Arne Carlson became the public faces Tuesday of a fight against a proposed Minnesota constitutional amendment requiring voters to present photo IDs at the polls. The pair was introduced as two of four co-chairs of the Our Vote Our Future coalition's campaign against the ballot measure. Click Here.

Washington, DC 6/21/12

The voting rights of our men and women in uniform are under attack, and it's time for the Pentagon to take action. As has been reported for the past few months, there are dozens of efforts to restrict ballot access, both under consideration and already enacted from Pennsylvania to Wisconsin. Click Here.


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