Skip to comments.Tell Attorney General Holder to Fight Koch Brothers’ Voter Suppression
Posted on 11/08/2011 12:56:49 PM PST by mdittmar
The AFL-CIO, NAACP, the Brave New Foundation and several other groups are urging U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to enforce the Voting Rights Act to stop the discriminatory voter suppression laws the right-wing billionaire brothers David and Charles Koch and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) have pushed and financed in dozens of states. The Koch Brothers are major funders of ALEC.
You can join in the fight to protect voting rights by clicking here and signing a petition to Holder urging him to use his authority under the Voting Rights Act to protect voters rights.
In this video from Brave New Films examining the new voter suppression laws that could disenfranchise as many 21 million Americans, NAACP President Ben Jealous says:
Were in a moment right now where we are seeing the most aggressive attempt to roll back voting rights in this country than weve seen in over a century.
This year alone, state lawmakers introduced 34 so-called Voter ID and voter registration bills with requirements so stringent that the 11 percent of Americans who lack a government-issued photo ID could be barred from voting. Most of those are African Americans, Latinos, students, seniors and people with disabilities.
According to a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee study, heres who would be affected in Wisconsin where Gov. Scott Walker (R) won a photo ID bill patterned after the model bill ALEC has distributed to right-wing lawmakers:
Judith Browne Dianis, co-director of the Advancement Project, says:
The Koch brothers are behind these kinds of laws because they want to cut off the participation of people who are not behind their corporate agenda.
Click here to sign the petition and here for more on ALEC and its corporate partners.
Exactly. They are worried that they will need vote fraud just to keep close.
Requiring voters to have ID? Oh the inhumanity! That’s really gonna cut into the Dems’ illegal immigrant voting block.
If they could find even one state where any citizen willing to get off their keister and go to the DMV would not be able to get a photo-ID, they MIGHT have an argument.
I just went and voted to kill a school millage today.
Idiots picked one hell of a time to ask for $22 million.
In Cleveland, Cincinatti, Toledo, and Dayton, Voter ID for those City residents is on the wall at the Post Office. They can't show their ID's, lest an Outstanding Warrant be enforced on them!
THAT (plus law-breaking Non-U.S. Citizens and multi-voters) is THE REASON Voter ID is fought, period.
Don’t forget that the “noble workers” of the UAW are among the many unions affiliated with the AFLCIO.
Rat Central is terrified of Voter ID laws. It’s just not fair if they can’t cheat.
I noticed today that they now have the magnetic strip reader for our local polling place and I have no problem with showing my ID.
The AFL-CIO defines supression.
I suggest using their HQ for our next F-15 bombing runs...that way, no person of consequence will be killed or injured.
And, as an added bonus, the union members just might have some monies left in their retirement funds after we off the felons at the head of the beast.
You can't even cash a check without Photo ID, so I guess if you have a bank account, you are "dis-enfranchised"?
That's why they went to EBT; no ID required......driveby parasites.
The figures are probably even worse for two of the Democrats' core constituencies--illegal aliens and incarcerated felons.