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The Democratic Governors Association is going after Governor Rick Scott (R. FL) for his latest attempt to disenfranchise voters:
Florida’s voter purge is just plain wrong.

Over the last few months, Republican governors across the country have been targeting elderly and minority voters with new restrictions on voting.

But Florida is one of the worst offenders. There, radical Governor Rick Scott set up a special task force to remove registered voters from the voting rolls--a move that is likely to disproportionately affect minority voters and bring back memories of the 2000 election and scores of disenfranchised voters.

We have to ratchet up the public pressure on Governor Scott to stop his voter purge, before he can do even more damage. Let’s show him that we’re not going to stand for this attack on our fundamental rights.

Call on Governor Scott to stop his so-called ‘purge’ of eligible voters:

http://action.democraticgovernors.org/...

Radical, vote-suppressing Republicans like Governor Scott can only get away with their dangerous agendas if we let them act in secret.

That’s why I’m speaking out on this one. Will you?

Add your name to stand against the Florida voter purge:

http://action.democraticgovernors.org/...

One by one, we can defeat these radical Republicans and protect the right to vote. With your help, we can win this fight.

Sincerely,

Elisabeth Pearson
Democratic Governors Association

You can click here to ad your name:

http://action.democraticgovernors.org/...

Originally posted to pdc on Thu Aug 15, 2013 at 08:00 PM PDT.

Also republished by LatinoKos, DKos Florida, and Black Kos community.

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  •  It makes me sick (3+ / 0-)
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    notrouble, FloridaSNMOM, Lujane

    What these Republicon Governors and legislatures are doing to prevent people from voting.  Holder needs to move on these cases quickly and I suggest that we have voting regulations for all 50 states, after all this can happen anyplace, even in my own New York State.

    Never be afraid to voice your opinion and fight for it . Corporations aren't people, they're Republicans (Rev Al Sharpton 10/7/2011) Voting is a louder voice than a bullhorn.

    by Rosalie907 on Thu Aug 15, 2013 at 08:50:01 PM PDT

  •  Oh (2+ / 0-)
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    FloridaSNMOM, Lujane

    They're "leading the fight"; we all know, or should know by now what that means

    Clap On, Clap Off, The Clapper!

    by ActivistGuy on Thu Aug 15, 2013 at 09:18:36 PM PDT

  •  The Supervisors of Elections get their lists and (2+ / 0-)
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    FloridaSNMOM, Lujane

    they could also stand up against purging these people.  They did the last time because the list was too flawed. The last time when the lists got in the public media, people started calling the elections offices to see if they were on the list.  It did create a problem in the elections office.  Also when the voters that was on the list was contacted by letter that they were being purged, these people showed up at the elections offices angry with their proof of residency and citizenship.  It was so flawed the supervisors would not proceed with it.

    I think the march on Washington later this month is going to kick off a big voter registration drive.  This will be done in the honor of MLK and because of roll back of VRA.  People will get the message that they have to get out and vote to protect their rights.  There is a backlash coming in Florida against Rick Scott.

    I also think if Charley Crist runs he will make an issue of voter suppression for 2014.

    •  I DID POLL HERE THE OTHER DAY (1+ / 0-)
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      Lujane

      AND GOT 80% THINKING CC SHOULD RUN AND COULD PROBABLY WIN.  HE'S NOT MY IDEAL CANDIDATE BUT IN FLORIDA HE'S WELL TO THE PROGRESSIVE SIDE OF THE CURRENT TEABAGGER BOSS.

      If the Republicans ever find out that Barack Obama favors respiration, we'll be a one-party system inside two minutes. - Alan Lewis

      by pholkiephred on Fri Aug 16, 2013 at 07:14:21 AM PDT

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