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Saturday, September 09, 2006

Politics: THE RIGHT TO VOTE IS STILL UNDER ATTACK AND STILL NEEDS TO BE DEFENDED



House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CALIF), joined Representatives John Conyers (D-MI), Rush Holt (D-NJ), Carolyn Kilpatrick (D-MI) and Sheila Johnson Lee (D-TX) and voting rights experts at a voter protection roundtable this week. The right to vote is the foundation of our democracy. There is unmistakable evidence that voter suppression of minority voters persists. In fact, in the 2004 elections, voters in predominantly minority districts reported higher rates of inactive voter registrations, a greater percentage of inadequately staffed and equipped polling places, and sometimes even lacked an adequate number of ballots.

Today, there continues to be aggressive attempts of voter suppression---whether through crippling registration requirements, felony penalties targeting voter registration groups, or photo identification laws that amount to modern-day poll taxes. House Democrats will continue to be vigilant in their defense of voter protections and voter rights. We must ensure that every American voter can vote. We must end the continuing attempts to suppress and intimidate minority voters. In America, the right to vote must never be compromised.

Democratic House Leader
Rep. Nancy Pelosi
September 8, 2006

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