Imagine if everyone in Manhattan, Detroit and Chicago suddenly lost their ability to vote.
That’s the number of people — 5 million and counting — affected by
passed and pending changes to voting laws in states around the country.
When all is said and done, millions more could be disenfranchised.
The people passing these laws lie. They say that it’s about voter
fraud. What it’s really about is systematically suppressing voters of
color, students and the elderly.
Mark it on your calendar today. Then take these quick and easy steps to learn more:
|Text the word TRUTH to 62227 on your mobile phone to take a simple quiz: Learn the truth about who is affected by voter ID laws.|
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Join the discussion on new voter ID laws across the country, and learn
how you can get involved in our efforts to ensure everyone has the right
|Follow @NAACP on Twitter: Get breaking news about voter ID laws and requirements. Tweet your thoughts using #StandForFreedom.|
If we are going to push back against these new laws, we need to separate the truths from the myths — and the facts do not lie:
- You have a better chance of being struck by lightning than you do of being impersonated at the polls.
- 11% of eligible voters would not have the proper, up-to-date, state-issued ID required to vote.
- African American, Latino, young, elderly and disabled voters are far more likely to lack the required identification to vote.
Your support in the coming months is more important than ever. Take these quick and easy steps to start fighting back today.
PS: For the latest information about the December 10 march and rally, visit www.stand4freedom.org