Organizations representing a variety of Pennsylvania’s citizens will be speaking at the rally.Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett signed the Voter ID bill into law in March. Starting with the upcoming November 6th general election, voters will be required to show an acceptable photo ID to vote on a voting machine. All photo IDs must contain an expiration date that is current, unless noted otherwise.Voting rights advocates says the Voter ID law will disenfranchise the poor, elderly, senior citizens and minorities, who are less likely to have the photo IDs. They are demanding that Corbett and the Legislature postpone implementation of the law. The Pa. NAACP believes the law is a voter suppression measure and wants to law struck down by the courts.The Rally for Justice comes in the wake of the disclosure earlier this month by the Pennsylvania Department of State that 758,939 registered voters statewide do not have a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation-issued driver’s license or state-issued non-driver ID. Those voters, more than eight percent of all 8.2 million registered voters statewide, are at risk of being unable to vote in the November 6 election.At least two lawsuits challenging the law are pending in Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court. A trial on the lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union is scheduled to start July 25 in Harrisburg.
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