Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Ladies: Don't Lose Your Right to Vote
Ladies - listen up! If you are recently married or divorced and have changed your name, you will not be allowed to vote if your name in the voter registration poll books doesn’t match your ID. And, the Republicans (or "conservative county leaders") will be looking for you, as David pointed out in his recent post about a manual on how to suppress voting using voter ID.
Let's add my name to Jeppie's list of potential voters:
My registration lists Kate Marie Jacobson, but my new married name is Kate Jacobson Dutro. No voting for me.
But why in the world would they want to prevent little old me from voting? It couldn’t be because they are trying to get personhood back on the ballot in 2015, and women (and many men) soundly defeated that ridiculous measure already?
According to a study by the Brennan Center for Justice, it was estimated only 66% of women have an ID with their current legal name. So ⅓ of women could be knocked out from voting on election day - including me.
I’ll have my business in order on Election Day - these guys aren't going to stop me from voting. Ladies - they are playing politics with your rights in the personhood initiative by putting it on the 2015 ballot, and they are playing politics with your rights and countless others rights to vote with voter ID.