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By Gloria J. Browne-Marshall
AANIC Supreme Court Correspondent
In an emergency action, the Texas NAACP, and other civil rights groups, asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stop Texas from enforcing Senate Bill 14. But, the conservative-led Court sided with the state, and upheld the strictest voter photo identification law in America, giving the civil rights community yet another defeat.
Senate Bill 14 requires a person to present one of a limited number of government-issued photo identification documents. There were challenges to S.B. 14 from the beginning. Lawsuits followed this legislation from its inception. …
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By Karen Stokes
As of October 9, 2014, Wisconsin voters will no longer be required to provide a photo ID to vote in the November 4 election.
The United States Supreme Court voted six to three, to block the implementation of the law requiring voters to show a photo ID.
Conservative Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Antonin Scalia dissented. This vote stops a decision from a lower court that would have allowed the Wisconsin voter ID law to be in place for the election in November.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) along …
By Urban Media News
Governor Scott Walker thought he could pass a voter ID law to disenfranchise thousands of Wisconsin voters? Well, he thought wrong.
Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the Republican-backed voter ID law unenforceable for November’s midterm elections in Wisconsin. The law was originally upheld in September by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, mandating photo identification at the polls just fifty-two days before the election.
Right-wing lawmakers and activists commended the decision, disregarding evidence showing voter fraud to be virtually nonexistent in Wisconsin.
A photo ID requirement would have …
On Monday, Oct. 6, Mayor Barrett and members of the Milwaukee Common Council launched a social media campaign to help promote awareness of the new voter ID regulations needed for the upcoming November elections.
City officials unveiled The Voter ID Challenge, an initiative to encourage Milwaukee community leaders and residents to take to social media and show they have their photo ID and are ready to vote.
City officials will use social media networks, such as Twitter, to widely reach the public through a modern medium.
New legislation requiring voters to have valid …
By: Tiffany Crouse
Waukesha County Circuit Judge James Kieffer threw out the GOP’s lawsuit against the Government Accountability Board, the agency that oversees state campaign finances and election laws, last week. Judge Kieffer said that the GOP should have filed a complaint with the GAB. The GOP filed this lawsuit after seeing the changes to the ballot for the upcoming election November 4. Judge Kieffer did not say whether the lawsuit was valid or not.
The official complaint read: “GAB … has adopted a new ballot form for 2014 general election …
By Karen Stokes
On Tuesday, November 4 when you head to the polls, you’re going to need your photo ID.
On September 12, 2014, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals dissolved an injunction blocking the state of Wisconsin from implementing voter ID laws that require voters to show photo identification in order to vote.
The voter ID laws have been a polarizing topic for the last few years. Scott Walker approved the voter ID law in 2011, it was challenged by opponents of the law and then blocked by state and federal …
by Ariele Vaccaro
This past Wednesday, Congresswoman Gwen Moore joined the U.S. Representative of Florida’s 23rd district and Democratic National Committee (DNC) chief, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, at the Milwaukee Athletic Club to make a call to action.
With the gubernatorial election only two months away, both women expressed concerns regarding a lack of women getting to the polls and casting their ballots.
They found that because some women do not exercise their vote, Democratic candidates could suffer.
However, Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz has created an initiative program that aims to make voting easier for women, …
By Cassandra Lans
Milwaukee Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs stated that the judge made the right call on the “Voter ID” law.
Great news this week for untold thousands of Wisconsin voters as U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman has rejected the photo identification requirements of the state’s “Voter ID” law.
Judge Adelman ruled the requirements would unfairly burden poor and minority voters, who would be disenfranchised because of the cost and difficulty of obtaining documents needed to apply for a state photo ID that would allow them to exercise their constitutional right to vote.
Community leaders responded this week to Wisconsin Voter Suppression billboards that have cropped up in minority majority communities throughout Milwaukee. Members of the African- American Civic Engagement Roundtable in Milwaukee and community partners held a press conference to demand that Clear Channel take down billboards that display threatening messages intended to intimidate voters in primarily low-income communities of color. The coalition has requested that Clear Channel replace the biased and misleading advertisements with information that will help voters exercise their fundamental right to vote in this year’s election.
“Voter suppression threatens …
Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is asking the state Supreme Court to review separate rulings by two Dane County judges that declared the photo identification requirements of the “Voter ID” law unconstitutional. Mr. Van Hollen has indicated he would like the review so that the requirements could be reinstated for the November Presidential election. It is noteworthy that the photo identification requirements were NOT in place for the June 5 gubernatorial recall election, yet we saw record or near-record voter turnout with very few (if any) reports of voter …