Are you concerned about new voter ID laws? Are we doing enough to prevent fraud and other problems? How can we make voting as accessible as possible while still safeguarding the democratic process?
Especially in the South, we have a sad history–and it wasn’t too long ago–of repression of voters, especially people of color. If in Tennessee there were widespread reports of voter fraud, then there could be deliberation about stricter voter ID laws. We do not have such reports of voter fraud in our state. Discrimination against people because of race and their vulnerable economic status raises its ugly head again in these new voter ID laws. Justice calls for their reversal.