Stop Voter Suppression
Protect the right to vote for all Americans. Tell Congress to pass the Voter Empowerment Act now.
Since the 2010 election, Republicans have approved laws to restrict the right to vote in more than a dozen states despite the fact that only 13 cases of credible voter fraud occurred in a ten-year period. Compare that to the 441 Americans who were killed by lightning or the 47,000 UFO sighting during the same period and you see just how much the GOP is pulling at straws to legitimize suppressing millions from the right to vote.
They say it’s about fraud, which you and I know is a lie, but recent comments by a Pennsylvania lawmaker prove otherwise.
While listing off a string of right-wing legislative accomplishments at a political event in Pennsylvania, state House majority leader Mike Turzai (R) stated, “Voter ID, which is gonna allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania, done.”
So there you have it. The Republican party was never concerned about counteracting fraud, only about ensuring their victory — even if they have to prevent tens of millions of Americans from voting to do it.
On the eve of Independence Day, it’s more important than ever that we protect the right to vote for each and every one of us. Will you tell Congress to stop suppressing Americans from voting and pass the Voter Empowerment Act today?
A key component of the GOP’s campaign has been orchestrated by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which receives substantial funding from the Koch brothers. Already, the Koch brothers have poured up to $245,550 in campaign contributions to politicians supporting new voter ID laws, such as Scott Walker and Rick Perry.2
And boy has their investment paid off! According to the Brennan Center for Justice, this year, over five million eligible voters could be negatively impacted by the new laws — and it’s no surprise that the majority of which tend to vote Democratic.3
These voter suppression laws are designed for one purpose and one purpose only: to prevent minorities, seniors and young people from voting. That’s not just wrong, it’s downright un-American.
On this Independence Day, let’s remember why we’re here and how far we’ve come. The right to vote is a basic, fundamental right in our country. And since the Declaration of Independence was signed, we’ve strived as a nation to increase access to voting to more and more people. That is, until now.
Stand up for voting rights. Tell Congress to stop suppressing Americans from voting and pass the Voter Empowerment Act today.