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2013-07-23 16:23:03

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Even though the Voter ID law was not enforced for the 2012 general election, through a careful statistical analysis of the available data we were able to determine with a 99% degree of certainty that between 35,239 and 36,613 voters were disenfranchised due to confusion caused by the State's efforts to educate voters about photo ID requirements. Our analysis is explained in detail in documents that are available from the...

2013-02-27 20:21:52

HOUSTON, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- True the Vote (TTV), the leading national, nonpartisan voters' rights and election integrity organization, today issued a report detailing the true impacts of voter suppression in 2012 in a report titled, "The 2012 Voter Suppression Myth." Catherine Engelbrecht, president of True the Vote, expressed deep skepticism about alleged reports of widespread voter suppression in the 2012 elections following TTV's investigation of six key states'...

2012-10-19 11:22:15

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) union is joining forces with civil rights organizations to erect billboards in Ohio and Wisconsin in an effort to counteract an anonymous campaign to intimidate voters and suppress turnout. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO The billboards, paid for by the Election Protection Coalition, will tell voters to "Stand Up and Have Your Say - VOTE" and "When We Vote, We Are All Equal."...

2012-10-18 15:20:44

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Turning Point, a newly published novel by political veteran Charles A. Santangelo, provides a chilling reminder of voting controversies in recent presidential elections and a warning for what could happen again in 2012. From the critical role of swing-vote Supreme Court justices to current concerns over voter suppression and voter identification in key battleground states, author and political veteran Charles Santangelo delivers a thrilling...

2012-10-03 02:25:32

NEW YORK, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With less than 50 days left until Election Day, Rock the Vote's "We Will" out-of-home media campaign aims to defy voter suppression efforts in the home stretch. Pending or passed legislation in 20 states[1] will make it harder for young people to vote. Launching in key states and nationwide, the "We Will" campaign educates young people about these changes and reminds them of their collective power. The campaign combines messages with photography and...

2012-09-27 02:26:02

NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- "Battle For Your Ballot" is a non-partisan grassroots movement spearheaded by award-winning creative conversational agency, The brpr Group, in an effort to raise awareness around the issue of voter suppression in the upcoming 2012 presidential election. The brpr Group will work in collaboration with a collection of political activists, real life voters and high-profile individuals including hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons in producing a series of digital...

2012-08-15 10:23:02

This statement was released today by USW International President Leo W. Gerard PITTSBURGH, Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) International is shocked by Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson's decision to deny an injunction to stop the implementation of a new Pennsylvania's voter identification law. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO ) The USW strongly disagrees that the law would not directly result in voter...

2012-08-15 10:22:11

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder expressed their disappointment with Commonwealth Court Judge Simpson's decision to deny an injunction of the Voter Suppression Act. However this is a preliminary decision not the final decision in the case. "We are disappointed that Judge Simpson denied the request to enjoin the Voter Suppression Act. However this is a preliminary...

2012-08-10 10:21:08

HOUSTON, Aug. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- True The Vote (TTV), a nonpartisan election integrity organization, today commended the Virginia State Board of Elections for its recent decision to make certain that the Commonwealth's voter rolls are accurate prior to the November General Election. "This will go a long way to improve faith in our voting system and set a good example for others to follow," True The Vote President Catherine Engelbrecht said. "The Commonwealth of Virginia's...

2012-07-17 10:23:22

Multi-city "Stand Your Ground" tour aims to prepare voters in Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Youngstown, Akron, Cleveland, Lorain and Toledo Ohio CINCINNATI, CLEVELAND and COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of faith, labor, civil and voter rights groups along with community activists launched the Stand Your Ground... Vote, 2012 Ohio Voter Empowerment Tour in Cincinnati this past weekend dispatching a mobile voter registration unit staffed by trained...