The Public Advocacy for Voter Protection project is gearing up for round two of voter photo ID legislation that could become law in several states by the end of the year. Legislation is moving in PA, OH, MN and MI.
A new study recently released by the Brennan Center for Justice found that up to five million people could be negatively affected by the various new voter suppression laws that were passed in states across the country in 2011.
Thank you Mr. Conyers and member of the committee for holding this discussion which will help focus our nation’s attention on voter suppression legislation that is sweeping this country. The right to vote and have your vote counted is the very foundation of our democracy and today it is under attack.
Eligible citizens should be empowered and enabled to vote without needless barriers standing in their way. The LWVEF's Public Advocacy for Voter Protection Project has been created to ensure all eligible voters, particularly underserved populations, can exercise this right.