End Unconstitutional Voter ID Laws

Target: Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin

Goal: End the unconstitutional voter ID laws in Wisconsin that have prevented thousands of people from voting.

Voter ID laws have been deemed unconstitutional, yet some states are slow to remove them and argue they are necessary to protect the voting process. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker maintains that “the public supports voter ID because it protects the integrity of our voting process, and this law makes it easy to vote and hard to cheat.”

Support for the law may be easy to find among the white, upper-middle class population of voters. A new study shows that 8.3 percent of white voters were deterred due to the law versus the 28 percent of African-Americans, and 2.7 percent of households with income of $100,000  or more versus 21 percent of voters with income less than $25,000. In other words, the law stopped mostly poor African-Americans from voting. The study estimates up to 23,252 voters were deterred from voting due to the law’s existence, and up to 14,101 people were actually blocked at the booth from voting due to lack of proper ID defined by the law.

Kenneth Mayer authored the study and states, “The survey found considerable confusion about the law. Most of the people who said they did not vote because they lacked ID actually possessed a qualifying form of ID. This confusion may be the result of a lack of effective efforts educating eligible voters of the requirements of the law, and it is consistent with other studies that show many otherwise eligible voters are confused about ID laws.” In other words, the law was created and the state failed to effectively inform eligible voters of what was required for identification in a timely and understandable fashion. Sign this petition demanding Governor Walker remove the unconstitutional voter ID laws in Wisconsin that have prevented thousands of people from voting.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Governor Walker,

Studies have shown that voter ID laws are used to target the poor and African-Americans in an attempt to keep them from casting a ballot on election day. Voter ID laws have been rendered unconstitutional, and many states have rescinded these laws due to this and their undeniable racial bias. Wisconsin has claimed these laws protect voting by making it more difficult to “cheat,” as you put it. This law has produced confusion, and many of your constituents have been misinformed as to the requirements set by the state legislature on what identification is acceptable.

Voter ID laws are an insult to Americans and used to directly discriminate against the poor and African-Americans. This is unacceptable and needs to change. Americans have gained the right to vote regardless of color, economic status or gender, and as a servant to the people, you should be first in line to uphold that right. We, the undersigned, demand that you remove voter ID requirements from the voting process and do everything in your power to make voting easily accessible for all voters.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Dwight Burdette

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3 Comments

  1. PATRICIA KatWrangler WELCH says:

    You need legal government ID to drive, cash a cheque, to name a few reasons. Getting a license or state ID card is not really a difficult thing to do. And it will help stop fraud.

    When I vote I have to show proof of person, and address.
    My aunt has a NY state ID card. How is any of this a problem?

  2. If you want to stop illegal voting,voter ID nationwide is needed.If you can’t be bothered to get proper ID,which is easy.Don’t bother voting.

  3. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    this isnt working. try drastic measure to get rid of the patriarchy for good.

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