ACLU-MO Statement on Discriminatory Photo ID Legislation Passage
Jeffrey Mittman, Executive Director of ACLU of Missouri, issued the following statement regarding the Missouri General Assembly passing government-issued photo ID legislation that could make it harder for up to 200,000 Missourians to vote:
We are disappointed the Missouri legislature made it a priority to add barriers that make it harder for eligible Missourians to exercise their constitutional right to vote. Missourians deserve more access to voting, not less.
Elections should be free, fair, and accessible to all eligible voters and we remain committed to protecting voting rights for all Missourians. We will continue to do everything we can to ensure that eligible voters have their voices heard at the polls.
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