Published on Sep 6, 2012 by naacpvideos to WAMMToday via Brave New Foundation
1 in 2.3 million. Those are the infinitesimal chances voter fraud will occur in a federal election. That’s less likely than being struck by lightning or attacked by a swarm of bees. Right now, 33 states have proposed laws making it harder to vote. That means 23 million Americans will have a much more difficult time voting, and communities of color will by hit hardest by these new laws. Get the facts about voter suppression from our video, and text “VOTE” to 62227 to join the NAACP mobile list.
See also Greg Palast’s Colonels in Mirrored Sunglasses> An excerpt from Greg Palast’s Billionaires & Ballot Bandits on WAMMToday.
Are you as furious as we are about the efforts to roll back the clock and take away people’s right to vote? It has us mad, but sometimes satire and humor is the best way to reach people. So take a look, have a laugh, and then use video to spread the word.
Voter disenfranchisement is a very real issue that could affect more than 20 million voters this year. We have partnered with our friends at NAACP to create a video that will help people understand how absurd the claims of those who want to limit voting rights are. Take a look at “A Dangerous World” and pass it on to your friends to stop the limiting of citizens’ rights.
In 2011 there were 24 new laws and 2 executive actions restricting the right to vote in 19 states.* There is proposed legislation in 33 states right now that will further limit minorities, youth and senior citizens from voting. We have a chance to change people’s thinking on this issue. Watch the video then send it to your friends, family, and co-workers. Let’s make sure everyone realizes how ridiculous the claims are and how devastating laws around voter ID and voter disenfranchisement will be to our country.
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*The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law
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