Condemning Republican Efforts To Promote And Pass Voter Id Laws


Resolution 13-04.33


WHEREAS, National Weather Service data shows that Americans are struck and killed by lightning about as often as voter ID fraud occurs;

WHEREAS, since 2001, there have been nearly 1,000 voter identification bills introduced in a total of 46 states, which resulted in 24 states passing a voter identification law;

WHEREAS, voter identification laws are only used to limit voter turnout, and result in the elderly, students, communities of color and other citizens being denied their right to vote, such as in Indiana where there were no instances of voter fraud when their state law was passed, but afterwards the new law succeeded in stopping ten nuns from exercising their right to vote;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party recognizes the right for all citizens to vote, including the elderly, students, and communities of color;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party condemns Republican attempts to pass Voter ID laws which have nothing to do with the sanctity of voting but instead are an open and blatant attempt to limit voter participation in key states, by denying those who may not support Republican ideology their right to vote and their chance to make their voice heard.



Supported by Chairman John Burton, 25 DSCC Delegates



Adopted by the California Democratic Party
At its April 2013 State Convention
Sacramento Convention Center
April 14, 2013








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