PA Senate to vote TOMORROW (Wed 3/7) on Voter Suppression Bill! TAKE ACTION NOW!
The Pennsylvania Senate Appropriations is likely to vote TOMORROW (Wednesday 3/7) on legislation that would prevent thousands of Pennsylvanians from voting and participating in the democratic process. EMAIL YOUR STATE SENATOR TODAY! And, if you haven’t already phoned your senator, please call today!
HB 934, which was passed by the state House of Representatives last summer, would deprive voters of the right to cast a ballot if they do not show a valid state-issued photo ID card, with limited exceptions. This will particularly affect non-drivers (senior citizens who no longer drive, persons with disabilities, and residents of urban communities who travel by public transit), and the challenge of securing a non-driver photo ID card from PennDOT will be costly, difficult, and, for some, impossible. Supporters of the bill have been unable to show any evidence of voter identity fraud in Pennsylvania because safeguards against fraudulent voting are already in place in our state. Worse yet, the legislation will cost Pennsylvania taxpayers millions to implement. Long lines at polling places are likely to form, leading other voters to simply give up and go home. More information on the legislation can be found here.
And, if you are in the Philadelphia area, please attend a press conference on Voter Photo ID being held by the Philadelphia City Commissioners at the National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street, Philadelphia, at 2:00 PM TOMORROW (Wed 3/7).
Take action to defend voting rights in Pennsylvania!