We have launched a petition at the White House site, it asks President Obama to press the Department of Justice to aggressively investigate and fight voter laws that suppress the Constitutional right of Americans to vote.
We’ve seen a coordinated effort by Republican legislators and governors in a number of states, in concert with The American Legislative Council (ALEC), a corporate entity that conceives of and writes laws for the GOP to pass that benefit corporate wealth and power.
Here is the text of the Petition:
We petition the Obama Administration to press the Department of Justice to aggressively investigate and fight state laws that restrict voting rights.
A number of states have recently passed laws under the guise of preventing voter fraud which actually restrict the Constitutional right of Americans to vote.
There are no studies showing voter fraud to be a meaningful issue yet Republican legislatures and Republican Governors in many states have been frantically passing such laws before the 2012 Presidential elections.
These laws restrict voting rights for people in a number of groups most likely to vote Democratic including students, minorities and the poor. This is partisan politics at its worst.
We ask President Obama to press Attorney General Eric Holder and the Dept. of Justice to aggressively fight these anti-democratic laws and in doing so, protect our democracy and the Constitutional rights of millions of Americans to vote.
We invite our members and readers to sign the petition and help us qualify it for official consideration by The White House. A petition requires 5,000 signatures to be officially considered so we ask for your help in circulating it around Twitter, Facebook and through emails until we reach that threshold.
Here are links to the petition, you can read it in full, sign it and Tweet and Facebook it all on the same page:
Short link: http://wh.gov/4gY
Thank you so much for your help and support on this!