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Votes count.  Over 5 million Americans need voter IDs.  Join us to help citizens vote.

We are excited to introduce VoteRiders to the Daily Kos community.  

By shining a light on and assisting on-the-ground organizations that help citizens get their voter IDs, VoteRiders inspires volunteers and communities to reach out to their fellow citizens. Currently 31 states have in effect some form of voter ID law.  These laws are likely to disenfranchise those who don’t have driver’s licenses: older adults, people of color, young adults, individuals with disabilities, and low-income citizens.  Women are disproportionately impacted because they oftentimes change their names.

Starting TODAY, VoteRiders is launching the summer phase of its Pledge drive, Take a Friend to the DMV.  Please sign up to help three citizens get their voter IDs - whether it's your grandmother, a neighbor with disabilities including returning veterans, a sister who's in college in another state, your best friend or indeed you! Take the Pledge NOW: VoteRiders.com/Pledge.

One of the main contributors to VoteRiders blogs will be Steven M. Kamp, Esq.  Steve’s day job is a California State Board of Equalization tax attorney.  He is also a regular contributor to Election Watch efforts as well as Promote and Protect the Vote operations and is a principal co-author of the California Preparing for Election Day Manual. In 2008 and 2010-2012, he was or is also involved with preparation of the Nevada and Kentucky Manuals.  Steve is a graduate of UCLA, and a graduate of Yale Law School.  He is a member of The District of Columbia Bar and the State Bars of California and Florida.

Check out VoteRiders.com/abc-news and Contact Us for more information about voter ID laws and how VoteRiders is helping.  

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