Victory! Yesterday, a Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Judge issued an injunction against the state’s Voter ID Law. Poll workers may still ask for an ID, but you can vote even without one. Thank you to everyone who helped stand up against this unjust law by signing petitions, coming to rallies, and spreading the word! The fight won’t be over until we’ve completely overturned the law for good, but it won’t be in full effect for the coming presidential election. All Pennsylvania voters will be able to cast a ballot that will be counted in this year’s election, whether or not they have a photo ID.
So what’s next? Be sure to register to vote! Tuesday, October 9th is the last day to register to vote in Pennsylvania, and we want to make sure you, your neighbors, your coworkers and your friends are ready for Election Day.
Registering and voting are two of the most powerful things you can do as an American. Your voice will join Fight for Philly members and supporters on Nov. 6.
Since the beginning of 2011, extreme right-wing legislatures have introduced bills in 41 states to try to keep hardworking people from exercising their right to vote. Experts agree these laws would specifically disenfranchise lower-income people, seniors, youth and communities of color. The far right knows they will win if we don’t make our voices heard on Election Day.
We can’t let thousands of Philadelphians be robbed of their constitutional right to vote. We need to make sure every single vote is counted on Election Day.