NAACP Fights Voter Suppression

The fight against the historic assault on voting rights is "out of the suites and into the streets," NAACP President Benjamin Jealous told The Root.


New photo ID laws requiring government-issued voter identification have passed in Texas, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Kansas and Tennessee. (21 million Americans don’t have photo ID, including 25 percent of African-Americans of voting age)

Florida and Iowa have reversed earlier decisions that made it easier for people with felony convictions to restore their voting rights. The decision affects hundreds of thousands of voters.

In 2011, at least 34 states introduced voter suppression legislation, with laws passing in 14 of those states, and laws pending in 8.

Read more about This Is My Vote at the NAACP.

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