Democracy Has Prevailed.

March 26, 2009

Voter Photo ID Bill (SB 514) Tabled!

THANKS to eveyone who called or emailed!

Many thanks and congratulations to all the advocates and voters across the state who made hundreds, if not thousands, of calls and emails to their state senators, in opposition to SB 514 (the photo ID bill)!

For those that did not hear yet, we have good news: the Senate State Government Committee listened to your messages and tabled consideration of the bill! While they were planning to push it through committee as quickly as possible, instead, as a result of all the voter contacts, they are now saying that they did not realize all
the concerns about the ID requirements, and want to reconsider the provisions of this bill.

It may not be the end of the fight, but we certainly won the first battle, and it's all due to you! We may need to duplicate these efforts, should a new version of the bill, or an amendment to another bill, take its place, so stay tuned....

Thanks again for all your work!

Kathryn Boockvar
Senior Attorney
Advancement Project
Pennsylvania office:
73 Old Dublin Pike, Suite 10 #134
Doylestown, PA 18901
(215) 345-1267
(928) 395-1267 fax


Celeste Taylor
PA Voice, Director of Election Administration & Protection
Pittsburgh Hopes Civil Rights Team Member
801 N. Negley Ave., Union Project #6
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

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