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... 27 bills which made it harder to vote in America:


Politicians Are Beginning to Realize Voter Suppression Is a Bad Idea

by Crystal Shepeard, truth-out.org -- 11 April 2014

[...]
Before the 2012 election, and ultimate re-election of President Obama, numerous (Republican controlled) legislatures ramped up efforts to restrict voter access under the auspices of combating voter fraud. The introduction of voter ID laws, the most popular tactic used, began after the 2000 election of President George W. Bush when Florida passed such a law, having been the center of a contentious election. Since then, almost 1,000 bills have been introduced to make it harder to vote.

The greatest attention was given to those passed prior to the last presidential election. Forty-one states introduced 180 bills focused entirely on restricting voter access. Along with voter ID laws, restrictions on voting times, methods and how polling stations functioned were also introduced. In the end, 19 states passed 27 measures which made it harder to vote. In 2013, after the Supreme Court gutted the Voter Rights Act of 1965, voter suppression bills surged, leading to some of the most restrictive voter suppression bills to date.
[...]


Don't get mad -- get organized!

Don't get mad -- get informed, get people registered.

Don't get mad -- Vote!


It matters.  Who sits on the Supreme Court matters.  Who gridlocks Congress matters.

It matters who shows up, and bothers to vote. That's what democracy is built on ... We the People voting.


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