It's an election year, and before the Michigan Legislature breaks for the summer, House Representatives are taking up a dangerous voter suppression law to make it more difficult for eligible voters who are poor, elderly, people of color, and disabled to vote.
House Bills 6046, 6047, and 6048 will require virtually all voters to present photo ID before casting their ballot on election day.
Voter ID laws are overly burdensome and have the potential to deny the right to vote to tens of thousands of registered Michigan voters who do not have, and, in many instances, cannot obtain or afford to obtain photo identification for voting. Rather than erecting hurdles that prevent Americans from voting, lawmakers should ensure that every eligible voter is allowed to vote, and that every vote counts.
We're all better off when more Americans vote. It makes our election results more representative of what the people actually want. That's why we need to defeat this discriminatory legislation.
Tell Michigan legislators that they cannot take away our right to vote.