I’m not sure if you guys are aware of this, but if you are a college student you may show up to your polling place this November and discover that you are no longer registered to vote.
Or…you may be asked for a special voter ID card, and if you do not have one, you will be turned away. There are voter suppression laws already on the books in 7 states, thanks to a Republican party which cannot win without cheating and intimidation, and there are 27 states considering them right now.
Long story short:
ALEC writes laws for congress, then it bribes them to rubber stamp those laws and get them passed (legally, with huge bags of cash, thanks to Citizens United). Among other gross miscarriages of democracy, the so-called “American Legislative Exchange Council” is also responsible for the ridiculous “stand your ground” law which resulted in the cold-blooded murder of Trayvon Martin.
PLEASE make sure that you are registered to vote in the city you will be residing in this November. Then be 100 percent sure that the address on your official state ID matches the address on your registration.
If those two things do not match, you will not even be allowed to touch a ballot. The link at bottom will explain in further detail just how fucked up and intentionally difficult these new voter suppression laws are.
This is not a lie, this is not a joke.
This is actually happening now.
#racism #disenfranchisement #voter suppression #ALEC