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Thu Aug 16, 2012, 01:58 PM

 

What Can We Do To Help PA, OH, etc...voters obtain ID's

money, if so, where to send?
boots on the ground?

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Reply What Can We Do To Help PA, OH, etc...voters obtain ID's (Original post)
otohara Aug 2012 OP
flamingdem Aug 2012 #1
lumpy Aug 2012 #2
UCmeNdc Aug 2012 #3
Bluenorthwest Aug 2012 #4
progressivebydesign Aug 2012 #5
geekboy09 Aug 2012 #6
otohara Aug 2012 #8
mary195149 Aug 2012 #7
AlinPA Aug 2012 #9
haikugal Aug 2012 #10
otohara Aug 2012 #11
haikugal Aug 2012 #12
qwlauren35 Aug 2012 #15
Jamaal510 Aug 2012 #13
haikugal Aug 2012 #14

Response to otohara (Original post)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 02:01 PM

1. Agree that we need leadership to channel our outrage

I'm afraid the legal process will drag on and we could be using this to mobilize people NOW

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 02:03 PM

2. Hale and hardy Penn. Dems should make sure the ones(friends/ neighbors) needing help

in obtaining IDs get help, just to be on the safe side. That is true boots on the ground.

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 02:04 PM

3. Good idea!

The Democratic Party needs to identify voters and get them down to the photo ID offices.

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 02:10 PM

4. This is an excellent question..

 

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 02:13 PM

5. I've been wondering that, too. Wonder what groups are going to be working on this. n/t

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 02:19 PM

6. I wish I could help but I live in Florida

 

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Response to geekboy09 (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 02:30 PM

8. Your Hair Should Be On Fire - Florida

 

get your geekboy self over to a Dem office and ask what you can do.
Florida is just as bad, if not worse in the suppression game. They've been doing it
with great success. 2000

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 02:20 PM

7. I heard on one of the MSNBC Shows yesterday,

that you can only apply for a voter ID one day a week in PA. If this is true, there is no way they will be able to get so many people that need ID's in such a small timeframe. Does anybody know if this info is true?

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 02:45 PM

9. With this new law, even people with photo IDs can have their vote thrown out. If the photo ID

name does not agree exactly with the name at the polling place (e.g., middle name on one, but not on the other, or middle initial not on one but on the other) the voter could have the vote (a provisional one) invalidated. People will have 6 days to fix it at the courthouse where lines will be so long people will be driven away by the long waits. In other words, just because one is registered to vote does not mean the vote will work. Of 8 people i know, 5 have this discrepancy. The bullshit "substantially conform" in Act 18 means nothing because poll workers will play it safe and demand exact matches for the poll book and photo ID. The Dept of State database (where one can check to see if he/she is registered) does not include a field for middle name or initial.

It is going to be chaos.

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 03:14 PM

10. In My Email

Hi Everyone...I just found this in my inbox.


Did you get a chance to read Kevin's e-mail yesterday? It's already become our most successful e-mail, but I have to be honest-- we need more supporters to help us reach our goals to ensure we have the strongest possible field program to get our voters the IDs they need to vote.

It's not just Pennsylvanians who are supporting us-- but supporters from dozens of other states know just how important the Commonwealth will be this fall.

We can't do it alone-- we need your help to build the grassroots support necessary to overcome the outrageous Republican tactics so Pennsylvania stays blue come November.

Will you pitch in $12 or more today to help us run our program to make sure every voter has an ID?
- Aubrey Montgomery
Finance Director
-----------------------------Original Message---------------------------
From: Kevin Washo
Subject: BREAKING: Voter ID Law Upheld

Today's decision by Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson clears the way for the Voter ID bill to take effect. This is not good news for Pennsylvania voters.

The Voter ID bill passed by Harrisburg Republicans is an expensive and unnecessary piece of legislation. It's a solution without a problem.

Now more than ever, we need your help to fight it.

We already started an aggressive field plan to make sure Pennsylvanians have the IDs they need to vote in November, but it's costly and we need your help.

We need to meet our financial goals to run the strongest possible field program to ensure that every Pennsylvania voter has an ID for this critical election.

Can you donate $12 to help the Pennsylvania Democratic Party run its program to make sure every voter has an ID?

We are committed to protecting Pennsylvanians' right to vote, but we need your help to make it across the finish line in November.

We will continue to register voters and educate people about the process to ensure that all eligible voters can get to the polls and exercise their right to vote in November.

Kevin Washo
Executive Director

I worked with Kevin on a phone bank project...he's good people. I tried to post a link above but it didn't take...here's the link

https://padems.ngpvanhost.com/crmapi/contribute/VoterId

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Response to haikugal (Reply #10)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 04:30 PM

11. Excellent

 

I'm going to give this it's own thread.

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Response to otohara (Reply #11)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 10:10 PM

12. Thanks!

I notified them. Any and all help will be appreciated.

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Response to haikugal (Reply #10)

Fri Aug 17, 2012, 12:39 PM

15. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am encouraged to know that the Dems have some sort of plan. We send Baltimoreans to PA every weekend, but I don't know what they do when they get there.

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2012, 12:55 AM

13. I don't understand how GOPhers have been able to get away with

these voter ID laws. Isn't it unconstitutional to make it harder for people to vote? And what about the Voting Rights Act?

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Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #13)

Fri Aug 17, 2012, 06:49 AM

14. Yes it is...

and I've been wondering why, when it's been obvious for years that stealing elections is on the rethugs mind, Holder and Obama aren't all over this. Where the hell are they? Why so slow to act?

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