CBC Will Mobilize Ministers to Counter New Voter Suppression Laws

>> first of all, according a university of new york study about 18% of seniors don’t have a government issued id. in many states what is required as government id is a photograph. people have to go out and pay money to get a government issued id. in some cases it costs as much as $20. now, that is not a lot of money except that that essentially becomes a poll tax for seniors. and in texas where i was born and raised and educated they passed a law that would allow individuals to vote with their gun license but they can’t vote with their student id. so we have got to try to get people equipped to deal with these circumstances as they pop up as they most certainly will do. we want to let them know that there is a theological responsibility to participate in the political process at least in the christian tradition . so we are going to encourage them to encourage their people. we are not going to endorse any candidate. we are not going to pass out a voter’s guide as some churches have been doing over the past few years in violation of the irs . we don’t want that to happen in the churches that we are going to bring to washington. we want them to have the facts.

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