In the past 2 years, many states have passed legislation requiring registered voters to present state-issued photo identification at the polls. Studies prove this type of legislation unfairly targets the poor, the elderly, minorities, and Democrats.Citizens are either unaware of the changes or confused as to exactly what is required, so thousands will be turned away at the polls during the 2012 Elections.
According to federal law, changes to state voting requirements cannot violate the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and must be approved by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to ensure no segment of the population is suppressed from the right to vote. These new requirements clearly violate the Voting Rights Act.
Among the many states currently awaiting approval by the DOJ are: New Hampshire, Virginia, Alabama, Texas, Wisconsin and South Carolina. But all Americans should speak out and stop this discrimination.
Tell the Department of Justice to deny the approval of these new Voter ID laws.
Dear Attorney General Holder,
The 1965 Voting Rights Act is legislation in which America can be truly proud. However, in the past two years it has come under assault by politicians who seem to care more about winning at any cost, than about fairness and dignity.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, along with countless other Americans, gave their lives for the freedoms so many enjoy today and one of the most important initiatives they fought for was the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Today, we have States that are seeking to change the election process to such a degree that discrimination is inevitable. The proponents of these changes have managed to get Voter I.D. Laws changed at the state level, and now it is up to you Sir, to decide whether to allow this injustice to continue or to do what is fair and just, and deny approval.
Please don't let the rights that so many Americans fought and died for to be for nothing. Don't approve any changes to the election process that may disenfranchise any American voter. Stop these useless Voter I.D. laws!
Keep up the great work. Look what you've accomplished!
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