Skip to main content

Some will be denied

Published March 24. 2012 09:01AM

Dear Editor:

Subject: Voter rights

On March 15, 1965, President Lyndon Baines Johnson, addressing a joint session of Congress, called for new legislation to guarantee every Americans' right to vote. It became the Voting Rights Act.

On March 15, 2012, Republican Governor Corbitt signed a voter suppression Bill, HB 934. The purpose of this Bill is to prevent voter fraud that doesn't exist in Pennsylvania. The bill requires all voters coming to their assigned voting locations to present a state issued Photo Identification. This requirement can be difficult for some. A 2006 PennDOT estimate found that 691,000 Pennsylvanians do not have a Driver's license.

How many Pennsylvanians will be denied the right to vote in the upcoming November election because of the lack of a proper Photo Identification?

Will you be one? Will some elderly shut-in you know who has always voted - but has no Photo Identification? The working poor and some students who do not have a Photo Identification?

Elections cannot be free and fair if eligible voters are not allowed to vote. Without the right to vote your freedom is diminished.

Sincerely,

Skip La Police,

560 Hemlock Road,

Tamaqua, Pa.

Classified Ads

Event Calendar

<<

October 2017

>>
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
    

Upcoming Events

Twitter Feed

Nearby

Faith Alive UMC hosts ‘Revival on Purpose!’

40.804927, -75.656958

Faith Alive UMC, 678...

Pumpkin social in Tamaqua

40.7986307, -75.9683447

Zion Lutheran Church...

Feed the People hosts Halloween celebration

40.830215, -75.88356

Feed the People is h...

STEP-Up Tamaqua to meet Monday

40.798347, -75.970851

STEP-Up Tamaqua will...

Reader Photo Galleries