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Our democracy is under attack. Politicians are trying to pick their voters instead of voters picking their politicians. We can’t let that happen.
13 Aug 18
Hey folks: Big news out of Iowa that will have a major impact on the 2018 election. Key parts of Secretary of State Paul Pate’s voter-ID law were blocked by the state’s Supreme Court on Friday! #IApolitics 1/
Passed in 2017, this law requires Iowans to show an ID in order to cast a ballot, includes a signature-matching requirement and makes voters include a state-assigned voter-ID number on absentee-ballot request forms. 2/
No part of Pate’s voter-ID law actually improves the integrity or security of elections in the state. In fact, approximately 200,000 Iowans lack the ID necessary to vote under this new law. It’s voter suppression, plain and simple. 3/
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25 Jun 18
THREAD: It's the 5th anniversary of Shelby County v Holder, the #SCOTUS case that gutted key provisions of the Voting Rights Act. #RestoreTheVOTE 1/5
As Justice Ginsburg said in her dissent, gutting the VRA "is like throwing away your umbrella in a rainstorm because you are not getting wet." 2/5
Since 2013, Republicans across the country have been putting up barriers to the ballot box, making voting harder for students, low-income Americans, people of color and seniors. 3/5
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