Letter: Voter ID Laws Wrong
In his letter “Voter ID Rules Are Not Suppressing Voters”, on September 27, David A. Erickson writes that he does not understand why people say that “require an ID card from the voting booth is a removal of voters “. He is not alone in his confusion. This is one of the reasons why, in July, a coalition of religious leaders participated in a Faith in Democracy forum to “sensitize lawmakers to the deep concerns and the broad national engagement of the faith community in the defense of democratic reforms. “.
Catholics, Episcopalians, Jews, Presbyterians, Methodists, Mormons, Unitarians and others gathered for two days of workshops on the need for reforms to protect voting rights in America. One of the goals was to gain support for the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (HR4, S4) and the For the People Act (HR1, S1).