From the New York Democratic Lawyers Council:
As we have told you repeatedly, the GOP, from one end of the country to another, is working very hard to limit voting rights and suppress certain groups of voters. The GOP has used numerous legislative efforts and other means of intimidation. Some of these new laws are downright absurd. You can vote with a gun license in Texas, but not a student ID. In some states, even a Veterans ID card wouldn’t be sufficient photo identification to vote. Republicans are trying to justify their suppression efforts by claiming “voter impersonation” is rampant, but here’s what’s funny: Between 2001 and 2007, there were just nine possible occurrences of voter impersonation. (During that same period, 352 people were killed by lightning, and there were more than 32,000 reports of UFO sightings.) We need to fight back. You can start doing your part by going to protectingthevote.org and signing up now to help throughout 2012.
See also: Charge of ‘dead voters’ disputed