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NAACP, black Baptists launch voter education drive

Photo by Hugh Osteen

Photo by Hugh Osteen

ATLANTA (AP) — The NAACP and several of the nation’s leading African-American Baptist organizations have launched a voter education effort leading up to the November election.

The campaign, announced Wednesday in Atlanta, is called “This is My Vote!”

Organizers said the drive comes in response to a wave of ballot access laws enacted across the country. The NAACP argues the laws place considerable burdens on poor and minority voters. Some of those citizens, they say, do not have government-issued IDs and may have trouble gathering the documentation to get them.

Proponents say the laws are necessary to prevent voter fraud.

With the new campaign, the NAACP will help churches conduct voter registration drives, teach voters about the requirements in their state and push voters to go to the polls this fall.

Comments

carbonrob 2 years ago

It's funny, I don't recall the NAACP caring so much about their "people" being registered to vote in elections prior to 2008. Or am I imagining this? Are they as concerned about the new drivers license requirements? Just wondering.

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MRKIA 2 years ago

THIS IS SOME OF THE STINKIEST B.S. I'VE SMELLED LATELY. EVERYONE ALREADY HAS SOME FORM OF GOVERNMENT I.D.IE: SOCIAL SECURITY CARDS, DRIVERS LICENSE.. NO ONE COMPLAINED WHEN THEY NEEDED VARIOUS ID TO CLAIM GOV'T BENEFITS; SSI, FOODSTAMPS, PUBLIC HOUSING, DRIVERS LICENSES TO NAME A FEW. YOU CAN'T BUY A HOUSE OR CAR OR DO BANKING THE LIST GOES ON. DO YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE BUT DON'T TAKE THE I.D. REQUIREMENTS AS AN ATTACK AGAINST THE POOR AND MINORITIES.

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