Archive for the ‘VOTER ID’ Category

Mar
2014
19

WI Newspaper: Walker Request for Voter ID Special Session “Ridiculous,” Voter Fraud “Not a Problem”

WI Newspaper: Walker Request for Voter ID Special Session
  An editorial from the Appleton Post-Crescent attempts to clarify the issue of Voter ID in Wisconsin, slamming Gov. Scott Walker for calling a special session of the legislature in order to change the law while more pressing matters, like disastrous job numbers, face the state.   Interestingly, the board originally supported the Voter ID...
Jan
2014
17

Missouri ALEC Co-Chair on Wages in RTW States: “Sure They Go Down” (VIDEO)

Missouri ALEC Co-Chair on Wages in RTW States:
  In a video unveiled by Progress Missouri, State Senator/ALEC Co-chair Ed Emery admits that “Right-to-Work” laws would mean lower wages for Missourians. But don’t get your hopes up: this is a gotcha moment, not a rejection of anti-worker policy. For Emery, “Right-to-Work” is all about bringing more jobs to Missouri. This...
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Oct
2013
25

GRAPHIC: States With Conservative Leadership Leading Suppressive Voter ID Charge

GRAPHIC: States With Conservative Leadership Leading Suppressive Voter ID Charge
  A new infographic from the Advancement Project shows the toll being taken on voting rights due to suppression efforts in state legislatures around the country.  Using the states of Texas, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Wisconsin as examples, the infographic shows how these laws are directly aimed at creating barriers to entry for...
Mar
2013
26

Voter ID Laws are Back in Arizona, Nevada and South Carolina. Or Did They Never Leave?

As oral arguments are being considered by the Supreme Court in a case surrounding the constitutionality of an Arizona state law that requires citizens to show proof of citizenship to register to vote, American Legislative Exchange Councile (ALEC) affiliated politicians in Nevada and South Carolina are trying to introduce similar legislation. The...
Dec
2012
7

NOT SO FRESH START: Pair of Wisconsin Republicans Kick off New Session by Trying to Cut Same-Day Voter Registration

NOT SO FRESH START: Pair of Wisconsin Republicans Kick off New Session by Trying to Cut Same-Day Voter Registration
To start off the new legislative session, Wisconsin Republican State Senator Alberta Darling and State Representative Joel Kleefisch are drafting throwback legislation that recalls the good old days of yore: Summer 2012. The two forward-thinker’s worst nightmares are putting together a bill to end same-day voter registration and courting...
Nov
2012
6

Remarkably Impeccable Election Day Weather Can Only Mean One Thing: God Hates Voter ID

Remarkably Impeccable Election Day Weather Can Only Mean One Thing: God Hates Voter ID
If you believe in God, then today you know that He is on the side of voter turnout. This may strike you as odd considering many of the people who have pushed unAmerican, Jim Crow-esque Voter ID laws are the same people who claim to be protecting the legacy of Christianity. But, truly religious people [&hellip...
Oct
2012
10

Introducing HeadCount’s Gorgeous “Student ID Voter Requirements” Map

Introducing HeadCount's Gorgeous
Yesterday marked the voter registration deadline in 14 states. With new Voter ID restrictions flowing through state legislatures, being overturned at various court levels, and then being counter-sued for by Right-wingers, the idea of what constitutes one’s legal right to vote has never been a cloudier question. Among the many first time...
Oct
2012
2

GOP Voter Registration, Election Scandal Now Spans FL, CA, CO, NV, VA, NC

GOP Voter Registration, Election Scandal Now Spans FL, CA, CO, NV, VA, NC
A nationwide voter registration scandal appears to be unfolding before our eyes just weeks prior to the election. This is an issue that has been frequently discussed on this and many other progressive sites, but even the most passionate onlookers are somewhat surprised about the news of the actual RNC + GOP establishment being involved. [&hellip...
Oct
2012
1

“The United States of ALEC” Aims to Uncover Underhanded Corporate-Funded Legislation

This weekend, Bill Moyers premiered his new documentary, The United States of ALEC, on progressive news network Democracy Now. In the film, the veteran journalist aims to inform Americans about the overwhelming overreach that the corporate fronted American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) engages in while ghostwriting laws in dozens of states....
Sep
2012
27

VIDEO: IBEW Local 429 Rep to Visit 805 Non-Union Contractors in One Week!

VIDEO: IBEW Local 429 Rep to Visit 805 Non-Union Contractors in One Week!
In Tennessee, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 429 is taking a top-down strategy in order to spur growth. By visiting businesses throughout the Nashville region, the Local looks to reintroduce itself to the community and explain the importance of skilled union electricians in the region. This video shows Local 429...
Sep
2012
13

Democrats Taking Legal Action to Prevent Iowa GOP From Purging Hispanics from Voter Rolls

Democrats Taking Legal Action to Prevent Iowa GOP From Purging Hispanics from Voter Rolls
UPDATE: An Iowa judge has upheld the right of Democrats to challenge Schultz As Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz prepares to go forward with his controversial voter purge just months before the November election, the state’s Democrats are outraged at a blatant misuse of federal funds to pay for it. While he was questioned [&hellip...
Aug
2012
23

MAHER: “Election time used to mean get out the vote, now it means ‘you want to vote? Get out!’”

MAHER: “Election time used to mean get out the vote, now it means ‘you want to vote? Get out!’”
The frequently controversial, frequently brilliant Bill Maher recently dug into the motivations behind the GOP’s national voter suppression agenda. In the wake of a Pennsylvania Judge declaring that state’s voter ID law constitutional, the topic continues to inch toward the forefront of political discussion. Maher’s response to...