Aug 16, 2012
A Pennsylvania state judge refused to block the state’s new and oppressive voter ID law. The American Civil Liberties Union, which filed suit against the measure, is appealing.
The judge called the comments of House Majority Leader Michael Turzai, who boasted that changing the law would help Mitt Romney win the presidential election, “disturbing” and tendentious, but refused to stop the law from going forward.
The Brennan Center for Justice has found that these requirements could cause 10 percent of the electorate to lose their right to vote.
CWA and union activists in Pennsylvania and many other states are keeping up the fight to make sure that people know their rights and can exercise that constitutional right to vote. Read more at AFL-CIO's Voter Rights.