Thursday, February 14, 2013

Voice of Vietnamese Americans Asks Legislators to Oppose New Voting Restrictions



For Immediate Release
February 14, 2013

Media Contact: Giao Le
Phone: 703-593-7182

Voice of Vietnamese Americans Asks Legislators to Oppose New Voting Restrictions

Fairfax, VA - Voice of Vietnamese Americans opposes new voting restrictions like SB1256, which would require voters to present a specific photo ID. We ask legislators to vote no on this bill which would make it more difficult for hundreds of thousands of Virginians to vote and participate in our democracy. 

Voice of Vietnamese Americans released the following statement from President Genie Nguyen:

"The ability to vote and choose our leaders is at the heart of what it means to be an American. We treasure our constitutional right to vote. While the integrity of our elections is paramount, we cannot sacrifice voter participation. SB1256 will make it harder for hundreds of thousands of Virginians to vote, including many seniors, minorities, students, and low-income voters. We should be expanding access to democracy for these voters, not making it harder for them to make their voices heard."

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Voice of Vietnamese Americans is a non-profit 501c3 organization with the mission to promote civic engagement, community organizing, and capacity building. Voice of Vietnamese Americans promotes, protects, and defends the American core values of human rights, civil rights, democracy, liberty and justice for all.



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