Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Turn back the Gov's attacks on representative democracy

Voter Rights Rally in Baltimore
11:30 AM this Thursday
in front of the Clarence Mitchell Courthouse

"This year, the Gov vetoed three bills (passed overwhelmingly by the state legislature) that would have expanded and protected our voting rights.

One bill would have made it illegal to suppress voting through misinformation and intimidation, clarified what identification could be used to establish a voter's identity, and ensured that provisional ballots were counted appropriately.

Two other bills would have made it easier for voters to access the polls through absentee ballot reforms and early voting programs, such as those found in dozens of other states across the country."

Here's an Op Ed piece from the Maryland League of Conservation Voters about the bills being addressed at the rally.


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