Posts Tagged ‘franchise’

With the rise of the occupy movement, it has become critical to move forward our plan to disenfranchise the 99%.   Luckily, the news is great and we are moving forward in the disenfranchisement.

“In the first three quarters of 2011, state governments across the country have suddenly enacted an array of new laws and policies making it harder to vote. Some states require voters to show government-issued photo identification, often of a type that as many as one in ten voters do not have. Other states have cut back on early voting, a hugely popular innovation used by millions of Americans. Two states reversed earlier reforms and once again disenfranchised millions who have past criminal convictions but who are now taxpaying members of the community. Still others made it much more difficult for citizens to register to vote, a prerequisite for voting.

These new restrictions fall most heavily on young, minority, and low-income voters, as well as on voters with disabilities.” –

Voting Law Changes in 2012, by the Brennan Center’s Wendy R. Weiser and Lawrence Norden.