Category Archives: Voting rights

Shouldn’t Voting Be Easier?

By Nora Kenty, WLP Intern Tomorrow, on October 1, Pennsylvanians will be flocking to the State Capitol in Harrisburg to encourage the House of Representatives to pass SB 37, also known as the Online Voter Registration Bill.  This bill, aimed … Continue reading

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93 Years of Women Voting: Are We Using This Right to Drive the Change We Need?

By Kate Michelman and Carol Tracy, Co-Chairs of WomenVote PA It’s hard to believe women only gained the right to vote 93 years ago today. That’s when the 19th Amendment — which prohibits any U.S. citizen from being denied the … Continue reading

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U.S Department of Justice Launches Investigation into PA Voter ID Law

Nikki Ditto, WLP Intern The U.S Department of Justice has begun a formal investigation on the legality of Pennsylvania’s controversial Voter ID Law, which was passed in March of this year. The law, which we have blogged about before, stipulates … Continue reading

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Plaintiffs Challenge the Constitutionality of Pennsylvania’s New Voter ID Law

On May 1, 2012, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Pennsylvania, the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia (PILCOP), the Advancement Project, and the law firm of Arnold & Porter, LLP, filed a lawsuit challenging the new voter ID law in … Continue reading

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Voter ID Bill Would Disenfranchise PA Citizens

On June 23rd the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed House Bill 934, a bill that would require voters to always show unexpired government-issued photo ID before casting a vote in an election. This is a stricter measure than current law … Continue reading

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Remember to Vote Today!

Although women and men often care about similar issues, women are not adequately represented in federal, state, or local government. As a result, women’s voices and needs are not as integral to the decision-making process, and final decisions about policies … Continue reading

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Remember to Vote Today and Bring a Friend!

The General Election is finally here, and today we have an opportunity to participate in our democracy by voting. In the past, there has been one group of the electorate that has not voted at the same rate as others … Continue reading

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