Voter ID law focus of discussion

By |2012-03-29T09:00:00-04:00March 29th, 2012|News|

The ACLU of Michigan Annual Oakland Branch meeting will take place on April 15 from 2 – 4 p.m. at Birmingham Unitarian Church, 38651 Woodward Ave. in Bloomfield Hills. The speakers will examine the rise in regressive voter suppression laws, which pose significant barriers for eligible voters trying to exercise their most fundamental constitutional right this November.
ACLU of Michigan Racial Justice Project Staff Attorney Mark Fancher will offer expert insight in his discussion “Sabotaging Democracy: Roadblocks to Political Engagement in Communities of Color.”
Director Shelli Weisberg will be discussing how poll taxes and literacy tests have given way to more modern voter suppression tactics packaged as voter ID laws, restrictions to voter registration and cuts to early voting.
Refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public. Non-members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

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