Protect Voting Rights in Tennessee


Petition to Repeal

Tennessee’s Photo ID to

Vote Law

 

Sign the online petition below. If you’d like to circulate the petition in your community, you can download the petition documents here. To read why we are against the law, visit ProtectTheVoteTN.org.

We reject Public Chapter No. 323 which requires eligible Tennessee voters to present a government-issued photo in order to vote.

We believe that Public Chapter No. 323 creates artificial and insurmountable barriers to the ballot box. As a result, this law discourages political participation by many Tennesseans who have a right to have a voice in the political process, in particular senior citizens, the disabled, rural and low-income voters, people of color, and college students.

Preserving access to the ballot box is key to preserving the fundamental principles on which this country was founded. Public Chapter No. 323 imposes an undue burden on Tennesseans seeking to enjoy the full benefits of democracy and must be repealed.

INSTRUCTIONS: To add your signature to the petition to repeal the Photo ID to Vote law in Tennessee, complete the form below. Tennessee Citizen Action will keep track and gather all signed petitions and deliver them to the Tennessee General Assembly when the legislative session starts again in January 2012. Your information will not be sold and will only be shared with partners in the No Barriers to the Ballot Box coalition.

The Protect the Vote TN coalition includes ACLU of Tennessee, AFL-CIO of Tennessee, Center for Independent Living of Middle TN, Common Cause of Tennessee, Interdenominational Ministers Fellowship (IMF), Mid-south Peace and Justice Center, NAACP of Tennessee, NAACP Nashville, Memphis Branch NAACP, Nashville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Nashville Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Inc., Organized Neighbors of Edgehill, Tennessee Citizen Action, Tennessee Mental Health Consumers Association, Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition, Urban EpiCenter, and The Urban League of Middle Tennessee. To read why we are against the law, visit ProtectTheVoteTN.org.

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