City Councilor Natalia Rudiak Rallies Citywide Groups to Fight Against Voter SuppressionWatch live at http://pittsburgh.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=2 or on Channel 44 on Verizon (Channel 13 on Comcast???)
Pittsburgh-- On Wednesday, September 12, 2012, Councilwoman Rudiak will host a press conference and hearing regarding Act 18 of 2012, the Pennsylvania “Voter ID” Law. Speakers will provide national and historic context on this law, as well as an explanation of what Pennsylvanians need in order to vote in November’s election, and how to get it.
What: Press Conference and Hearing about the Pennsylvania Voter ID Law
Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Time: 12:45 PM
Where: City Council Chambers, 414 Grant Street, 5th Floor
Invited guests include:
“Our democracy should not be a confusing, bureaucratic nightmare.” Rudiak said. “Unfortunately, I have heard from a number of residents across the city who want to vote, as they always have, but are not sure if they will be stopped at the polls this November 6. We need to move forward with real election reform, and leave costly partisan attempts to disenfranchise voters in the history books, where they belong.”
Black Political Empowerment Project
Alliance of Retired Americans
City residents impacted by new law
Though an estimated 100,000 registered voters in Allegheny County do not have PennDOT issued photo identification cards, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has budgeted funding for only 75,000 “free” voter ID cards statewide.
September 12, 2012
Press Conference and Hearing about the Pennsylvania Voter ID Law
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Via press release: