- Petition to be delivered to Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney General and President Barack Obama: Please investigate and put a stop to the voter suppression.
- There are currently 103,962 signatures. New goal - We need 125,000 signatures!
Laura Packard, Move On
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October 6, 2015 | Alabama just closed 31 drivers license bureaus in counties with the highest percentage of Black voters. Every county with over 75% of registered voters that are African American will have their DMV office closed.
That's why I started a petition to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and President Obama, which says: Please investigate and put a stop to the voter suppression.
Alabama requires voters to have photo ID to vote, so this will disenfranchise the voters in those counties. The Justice Department can put a stop to this; they are the best hope for upholding the rights of all Alabama voters.
MoveOn members have worked in all 50 states and run hundreds of campaigns to defend voting rights. This attack is particularly egregious, and we're committed to fight back. We'll deliver this petition directly to the Department of Justice, continue to organize, and also elevate the issue in the media.
Gerry Hebert, a former top official at the Department of Justice with decades of experience on voting rights, said this week that Alabama's action is "absolutely" something the department might investigate especially if the case "has drawn a lot of attention.”
Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.
Update October 5, 2015: The Anti-Defamation League and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund have asked the DOJ to investigate, as has Rep. Terri Sewell (who represents the Selma area of Alabama). "Dena Iverson, a spokeswoman for the Justice Department, confirmed that the department had received Sewell’s letter, declining to comment further." Please keep contacting the DOJ to keep pressure on.
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