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“At least 16,400 Texans who voted in the November election wouldn’t have been able to cast ballots if the state’s voter identification law had been in full effect, state voting records show.” This report from the Austin American-Statesman is a chilling reminder of what experts agree is the true intent of such laws: disenfranchising voters.
“Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir said the volume of the declarations validates the concerns that the law’s opponents raised.
New research published in the Washington Post confirms one of the worst-kept secrets in politics: Voter ID laws suppress minority voting.
“When we compare overall turnout in states with strict ID laws to turnout in states without these laws, we find no significant difference.
The Voter Participation Center today called on President Trump to get his facts straight and end his deceptive campaign on alleged voter fraud. In a series of tweets and statements, Trump has claimed with no evidence that millions of votes were cast illegally in the presidential election and that he will be asking for a “major investigation” into voter fraud.
“Study after study has shown that voter fraud occurs in only the rarest of cases in American elections,” said Page Gardner, President and Founder of the Voter Participation Center.
The Voter Participation Center is proud to be part of this historic event, and we invite all of our friends, partners, and supporters to join us. Visit WomensMarch.com for details about the march in Washington, Sister Marches taking place around the country, and the many ways that each of us can make our voices heard on January 21, 2017.“It is not our differences that divide us.
A new study by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) and Oxfam America finds that more than one in four employed women in the United States are concentrated in low-wage “women’s work”—such as teaching young children, cleaning, serving, and caring for elders—jobs that are done primarily by women, pay less than $15 per hour, and provide few benefits.
Workers in these female-dominated jobs, who are disproportionately women of color, earn less than men working in jobs with similar requirements for education, skills, stamina, and hours.