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Beverly
- 519 days ago - forcechange.com
Please sign this petition to condemn Governor Rick Perry and Texas Republicans for their insidious attempts to deny the American people of their rights.



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Beverly M. (90)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 10:50 am
Republicans in Texas, lead by Governor Rick Perry, have been busy instituting sweeping voter suppression laws that severely restrict the voting rights of particular portions of the population, including the poor, elderly, and minorities. A more recent development has exposed this legislation for not only discriminating against these demographics, but the sneaky and insidious wording will result in voting restriction for 44% of the female population in Texas.

The legislation decrees that as of November 5, 2013, Texas voters must show a photo ID with their current legal name. While that may not seem so outrageous in theory, the maliciousness of the bill lies in the population statistics. Only about 66% of voting age women have access to a photo ID with their married name on it, and when birth certificates somehow donít satisfy Republican demands, thousands if not millions of women will be denied their right to vote.

Republicans are quickly losing support across this nation for their shifty, underhanded dealings with the American legislative system. Now they are working to deny millions of people the right to perform their duty as American citizens. If the Republicans donít want poor, minority, and women voters to vote against them during election season, then they should update their policies to support these demographics, not strip them of their civil rights.

 

Roseann d. (178)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 11:21 am
Voter Fraud would be the correct term.
 

Rhonda W. (376)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 11:26 am
signed and noted
 

Natasha Salgado (604)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 11:52 am
S+S-thx
 

Sonia Minwer Barakat Reque (58)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 12:14 pm
S&N,thanks for sharing
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 1:02 pm
I am a woman in Texas, with a Tex. Lic with photo--what is so hard about that? You can get a Photo I.D. card at the TDPS-what is so hard about that?
You need an I.D. to cash a check--I work in retail, for someone to apply for a credit card I have to see a gov. issued photo I.D.---yet to vote for laws that govern us and to vote for representitives of our state, country ect you have a problem with showing an I.D.?
 

Sharon Davidson (357)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 1:19 pm
thanks
 

Dandelion G. (399)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 1:37 pm
Your signature has been recorded.

Well good for you Past Member. Ever heard of the walking in the shoes of another?

For a 18 convictions, no-contest pleas or guilty pleas on voter fraud charges from 2002 through 2012, in Texas, hardly an amount that would sway any election one way or another. That will cause many people an issue in order to get this ID they need. There are many factors to cause them a problem if you take the time to look into it.

In fact, a Texas district judge who has been voting for the past five decades, and thanks to the state's newly implemented, stricter voter ID law, this was the first time she has ever had a problem voting. This new election law, caused her an issue, however most people likely to be stopped at the polls will be less informed about their rights.

Remember Past Member, the right to vote is a RIGHT. To obtain a credit card isn't.
 

GGmaSheila D. (169)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 2:54 pm
What's worse is that Texas isn't the only state to suppress voting rights of specidic groups...
 

AniMae Chi (442)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 3:25 pm
Your signature has been recorded.
 

Angelene B. (153)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 4:39 pm
signed
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 5:39 pm
http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/driverlicense/electionid.htm---
 

Candy L. (479)
Monday October 28, 2013, 1:29 am
Thanks, Signed & Tweeted Even a women judge had to deal with this crap, because her name on lic & voter ID had different last names
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (292)
Monday October 28, 2013, 2:20 am
Your signature has been recorded.
 

Franshisca Dearmas (89)
Monday October 28, 2013, 3:41 am
Noted and signed. TY Beverly
 

Gloria picchetti (302)
Monday October 28, 2013, 3:47 am
Signed. When Wendy Davis runs voters will camp outside the polling places for weeks.
 

Ben Oscarsito (358)
Monday October 28, 2013, 3:59 am
Done!
 

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Monday October 28, 2013, 4:13 am
noted and signed
 

Mari 's (1358)
Monday October 28, 2013, 4:42 am
We need to help them everyone as much as we can. Even if it's a ride to go vote. Someone needs a ride or babysitter we should do anything we can possible to make sure people do vote. And they should know what they are voting for.
 

Nancy Gizuk (24)
Monday October 28, 2013, 4:43 am
Noted and signed
 

Barbara V. (189)
Monday October 28, 2013, 6:27 am
Signed & noted, Thank you
 

Robert K. (31)
Monday October 28, 2013, 3:13 pm
The only way it is fair to require a photo ID is if the state comes to you home, even if that home is under a bridge or in a cardboard box in an alley, and provides one free. Otherwise STFU and jail the monsters who are disenfranchising millions of legitimate voters in order to stop a handful of illegal votes per election.
 

Robert K. (31)
Monday October 28, 2013, 3:15 pm
Another good idea is to make white male voters (I'm one) only count as 3/5ths of a vote. ;o) If it was good for 19th century blacks, it should be good for 21st century whites.
 

Neill Abayon (697)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 3:37 am
Signed, tweeted, noted. Thanks.
 

Emma S. (233)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 12:20 pm
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