Thursday, August 16, 2012

Adopt A Voter, My Solution to The Voter ID Law

By now, many are familiar with the remark by Pennsylvania State Rep. Michael Turzai's comment in which he blatantly admitted that the new voter ID law was drafted as a ploy which would "allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania... "

So, what's the big deal about having to produce a picture ID at the polls this year? Doesn't everybody have one? Why is this even an issue?

Well, it IS a big deal. and no, not everybody does have a picture ID. And the reason this is an issue is because the people who are most likely to be disenfranchised by this law are the elderly and low income voters.Here's the Catch 22: You need a birth certificate to get a government-issued photo ID, but you need a photo ID to get a birth certificate.

Now, I know that many, like me are incensed by these tactics by powerful people trying to tip the scales by manipulating the system. However, rather than wait till the last minute to see if the law is reversed, or signing useless online petitions (just who sees those petitions anyhow - are they even taken seriously?), I propose another alternative, ADOPT A VOTER.

I f you have elderly relatives, friends or aquaintences who are low income, or perhaps not born in this country but qualified to vote, see what you can do to help them get the documentation they need. Sometimes, it just takes someone in your corner to advocate for you and get you motivated to accomplish things. There's strength in numbers, So, If you can be that someone for a friend or relative who needs assistance getting a photo ID,then do it. We got Obama into office through grassroots campaigning, and we need to continue to be active in creative ways to keep him there for another term. 

Don't assume that just because you think Mitt's a twit or Ryan is a wolf in sheep's clothing that Barrack Obama can't lose. Because not everyone share's your point of view or consider's them a threat. If you really want to get Obama re-elected, Adopt a Voter, - and make sure your own driver's license is current!