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The Tea Party group True the Vote has a manual for its volunteer poll watchers which features the direct targeting of transpeople.

True the Vote’s training manual features a transphobic image that claims transgender people are fraudulent voters and should be denied the right to vote.
It's not paranoia when someone truly is out to get you.
It is disgraceful that True the Vote would try to thug anyone into not voting.  True the Vote’s true agenda is a shameful attempt to scare trans people away from participating in our democracy.

Up until now it was possible to believe that the new Voter ID laws affected transpeople only incidentally.  Now we know better.

--Mara Keisling, Executive Director, National Council for Transgender Equality

The offensive image:


Trans people are resilient.  For trans people, voting is not just a right and a responsibility, for us it is also an important part of how we are winning our equality.  Scare tactics like this won’t keep us from that.

--Keiling

NCTE has prepared a Voting While Trans Checklist for those of us who may face a challenged.  Voters are encouraged to bring that with them to the polls.
If a poll worker or poll watcher attempts to deny you a ballot, call the National Election Protection Hotline at 1-866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) immediately.

Originally posted to TransAction on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 08:36 AM PST.

Also republished by LGBT Kos Community.

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