With [officially less than] 100 days to go until election day, Michelle Obama asks each of us to register to vote and get out the vote:
And with GOP voter suppression efforts and the recent passage of Voter ID laws in several states in high gear, educate yourself, friends, and family members on what documentation you need to obtain before going to the polls this year. If you don’t have proper ID, you can be turned away from the polls. The very point of these ID laws is to suppress votes by black, people of color, and the elderly. The republicans aren’t even hiding this anymore. A Florida Republican has straight up said the purpose of voter ID laws is to suppress the black vote. Here are a few resources you will need:
- Everything you ever wanted to know about voter ID laws
- GOT ID? Helping Americans Get Voter Identification
- 2012 Voter Education Materials
- Pennsylvania Fact Sheet on What You Will Need at the Polls
Although the constitutionality of the recent Pennsylvania voter ID law is on trial and the DOJ is investigating, be prepared before election day with the necessary documents. In Pennsylvania you will need one of the following:
- A U.S. Passport (or any ID issued by the United States government)
- A PA driver’s license or a PA photo ID (or any ID issued by the Commonwealth of PA) NOTE: an ID issued by the Department of Transportation must not be more than 12 months past the expiration date
- An ID issued to municipal employees by a PA city, county, borough, or town
- An in-state college student ID card. The student ID card must show an expiration date.
- An ID issued by a PA care facility, such as a nursing home, assisted-living home, or personal-care home
- An ID issued to a veteran or current member of the U.S. Armed Forces branches or their reserves
Have you registered to vote? Register now, if you haven’t.
Barack Obama released a great ad last week called “The Choice.”
Mitt Romney made an ass of himself, embarrassed America, and shamed Anglo-saxon heritage this past week as well:
Did you also know that the guy in the You Didn’t Build That Romney Ad received millions in government money and also agrees with Obama? Check it out here.
Trying to reinvent the boogeyman while disregarding history and geography, the Romney campaign also warned about threats from the Soviet Union this week.
Democrats hold the edge though they occupied the Oval Office for 23 years since Kennedy’s inauguration, compared with 28 for the Republicans. Through April, Democratic presidents accounted for an average of 150,000 additional private-sector paychecks per month over that period, more than double the 71,000 average for Republicans.
The debate over jobs intensified last week, when the Labor Department reported that U.S. employers added a total of 115,000 private and government jobs in April, fewer than forecast and the smallest number in six months.
Private payrolls grew by 130,000 and, for the first time under President Barack Obama, surpassed the total in January 2009, when he took office.
Si se puede,