Why Are Voter ID Laws Discriminatory? - Answering the Call (Sneak Peek) (trailer)

Why is it discriminatory to require voters to present ID on election day? Many of us use our ID on a daily basis so it doesn’t seem unreasonable to be asked to prove who we are when we go to vote.   This clip from Answering the Call features Congressman John Lewis, Ari Berman (The Nation), Susan Watson (Alabama ACLU), and Helen Hutchison (League of Women Voters of California) laying out an argument for why voter ID laws are a barrier for many Americans. The bottom line is that minorities, the elderly, and students are statically less likely to possess a valid ID and live in areas of the country with less access to getting one.   In addition, these voter ID laws are relatively new and are being passed on the basis of protecting against voter fraud; yet every study on voter fraud has... read more
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Why Are Voter ID Laws Discriminatory? - Answering the Call (Sneak Peek)