It’s Happening.

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Twenty-nine days.

It has only been 29 days since the election and already voter ID proponents are already pushing for more restrictive voter laws.

On Wednesday night Michigan House of Representatives passed a bill making Michigan’s voter ID law even more restrictive. For the 2016 election a voter could cast a ballot without a photo ID if they sign an affidavit affirming their identity under threat of perjury. The new bill would remove that option – an option over 18,000 voters used on November 8th.

With absolutely no evidence that individuals used the affidavit option for fraud, the Michigan House went ahead and passed a bill creating a “modern day poll tax”, creating new barriers to voting, all with an upfront price tag of $8M.

Nebraska’s legislative session starts January 4th and we’re staring down a $990M deficit. We don’t have $8M to spend on bad policy and we certainly shouldn’t be making it harder to vote.

Join our policy team as a Voting Rights Advocate!

We’ve got a long road ahead, and some tough battles to fight, but we’re ready.

 

Want to learn more? Attend a Voting Rights Advocate Roundtable or visit with an Civic Nebraska Organizer

Lincoln – Voting Rights Advocate Roundtable, Wednesday, December 14th, 6pm at the NonProfit Hub

Omaha – Voting Rights Advocate Roundtable, Thursday, December 15th, 6pm at the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands

 

 

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