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Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin

Baldwin, Moore, Kind and Pocan Send Letter to U.S. AG Applauding his Voter Protection Efforts

Jul 18, 2014
Press Release

Washington, D.C. Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-4), Congressman Ron Kind (WI-3) and Congressman Mark Pocan (WI-2) sent a letter to United States Attorney General Eric Holder applauding his decision to fight voter disenfranchisement in Wisconsin, specifically Act 23, Wisconsin’s voter identification law.  

The Members write, “Act 23 is particularly harmful to our constituents because of the disproportionate impact it would have on seniors, students, African Americans, Hispanics and other vulnerable populations who are less likely to possess the forms of ID required under the Act... This law represents a blatant attempt to disenfranchise voters. We are deeply concerned that this law would have a negative impact on individuals’ ability to vote.”

The letter continues, “We thank you for your commitment to preserving the right to vote for all Americans, and we ask that you use every tool at your disposal to help us protect the rights of our constituents in Wisconsin.”

To read the full letter text, please click here.