May 17th, 2011

 

 

  

VOTER SUPPRESSION BILL, AN
EXPENSIVE DISENFRANCHISEMENT

GOP approves $7 million in spending out of “broke”
Wisconsin for Voter Suppression Bill

 

(MADISON, WI) - Senator Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee) blasted her fellow Republican colleagues on the massive disenfranchisement the Voter Suppression Bill will have on the countless number of minorities, elderly, disabled, and low-income families around Wisconsin. “ I am extremely saddened as I witnessed a total disregard for disenfranchised people across this state and especially the City of Milwaukee where this will have the most impact. The disenfranchisement of these minority communities in our state and cities is disgraceful and a big step backwards in the civil rights of all people ” says Senator Taylor.

The Voter Suppression Bill will have life long effects on people who are not able to sign a poll list or pay for an ID due to disability, financial challenges or mobility. This bill also affects universities severely by requiring the campuses to issue an ID every two years, a cost to the defunded UW-System under GOP leadership, thereby mandating higher spending.

As a community, we need to come together and be ahead of what’s coming by helping the disabled and to encourage everyone to get a valid ID in order to preserve their right to vote. This is a vital effort to prevent disenfranchisement to hundreds of thousands and especially to select the right representation. I will be doing everything in my power to help everyone that would be affected by this bill, I ask you to spread the word and help your friends and family to secure their right to vote and to share any experiences that disenfranchise you or their right to vote."