Groups Rally Against Voter ID Law
PHILADELPHIA, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Join AARP and other public interest groups as we rally in support of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) lawsuit challenging the voter ID law in Pennsylvania on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at noon. The rally will be held on the People’s Plaza at Independence Mall in Philadelphia. According to state election officials, over 758,000 registered voters in PA lack the necessary ID to vote in the November general elections. This burden will fall heaviest on vulnerable populations, especially the elderly, economically disadvantaged, diverse communities and Philadelphians in general.
WHO: Ivonne Gutierrez Bucher, AARP Stephanie Singer, City Commissioner, Chair Reggie Shuford, Executive Director, ACLU Marian K. Schneider, Advancement Project Karen Buck, SeniorLAW Center John Chin, Executive Director, Philadelphia Chinese Development Corporation E. Steven Collins, Director of Urban Marketing and External Relations, Radio One David Castro, I-LEAD Ellen Mattleman Kaplan, Committee of Seventy WHAT: Voter ID Rally WHEN: Thursday, July 19, 2012 12:00 p.m. Noon WHERE: People's Plaza 5th and Market Street (Southwest Corner) Philadelphia, PA 19106
Speakers will be available for interviews, and seniors will be available to speak about the challenges of obtaining a valid photo ID for the November elections. Call or email Angela Foreshaw for more details.
Contact: Angela Foreshaw, AARP
SOURCE AARP Pennsylvania