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Voter Suppression is Violence – stop Senate Bill 2

x20200122_102707KFTC members were in Frankfort and on the phones yesterday to fight Senate Bill 2, a photo voter ID law designed to make it harder for some Kentuckians to vote by creating new hurdles for them. It’s especially troubling for young, elderly, low income and people of color communities – people who are less likely to have or need a photo ID. 

SB 2 is supposed to make it harder for people to impersonate someone else on election day. But even the bill's supporters at the hearing couldn't come up with even one example this century of any time anyone tried to do that in Kentucky.

To address this non-existent problem, they’re trying to pass a complicated 66-page bill that restructures a lot of our voting process and they’re trying to do it all in a hurry.

We ought to be making it easier for citizens to vote, though, not harder.

Kentucky bill would make it harder for formerly incarcerated people to vote

Less than a month after newly sworn-in Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear signed an executive order restoring the right to vote to roughly 140,000 people with felony convictions who have completed their sentences, state Republicans 

Voting Rights Handout Jan 2020

Voting Rights Handout Jan 2020

ACLU SB 1 Handout, 1-6-20

ACLU handout on SB 1.

These bad bills show how state lawmakers waste their time and your tax dollars

This coming Tuesday, we will know the holidays are really over by the trail of cars heading to Frankfort from all corners of Kentucky. It’s time to get down to the very serious business of the General Assembly.

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