Victory for Democracy in PA: No ID Needed to Vote

WASHINGTON, DC –(ENEWSPF)–October 2, 2012.  After the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court issued an injunction against Pennsylvania’s controversial voter ID law, Gerry Hudson, International Executive President of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), issued the following statement:

“This is a great day for democracy in Pennsylvania. Voters who lack photo ID, mostly elderly, disabled and poor Pennsylvanians, will no longer have to jump through multiple hoops just so they can vote in this election.

“The very foundation of our democracy – the sacred right to vote – was threatened by the burdensome photo ID requirement. Thankfully, hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians will now be able to exercise their fundamental right to vote this November without fear of being turned away simply because they lack an unexpired photo ID.”

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With 2.1 million members in Canada, the United States and Puerto Rico, SEIU is the fastest-growing union in the Americas. Focused on uniting workers in healthcare, public services and property services, SEIU members are winning better wages, healthcare and more secure jobs for our communities, while uniting their strength with their counterparts around the world to help ensure that workers–not just corporations and CEOs–benefit from today’s global economy.


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