Letter to the editor 6/4/2012: Will extreme MI lawmakers steal the 2012 elections?

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The capital building in Lansing, MI

Urgent: Extreme Michigan lawmakers are scrambling to fast-track three laws in Michigan to make it harder to vote in 2012. The bills could be law as early as next week.

These laws go after first-time voters, poor people, and people of color. Obama and Romney are polling neck and neck—and Michigan is a key battleground state that could decide the election—which means these laws could easily tip a close election. We’re looking at Florida in 2000 all over again.

These bills are an attempt to steal the 2012 election, and we’ve got to stop them. That’s why I created a petition on SignOn.org to the Michigan legislature and Governor Rick Snyder, which says:

Michiganders deserve a fair, efficient, and accessible voting system. I urge you to oppose policies, like SB 751, SB 754, and SB 803, that set voting rights in Michigan back years and disproportionately hurt communities of color. Instead, I demand that you work in a bipartisan fashion to craft real, forward-thinking, pro-voter reforms.

Will you sign the petition? Click here to add your name, and then pass it along to your friends:

http://www.moveon.org/r?r=275961&id=42913-18318530-bJ3Lwyx&t=2

Thanks!

–Anita Dawson, Michigan A. Philip Randolph Institute

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