Last week, NAACP issued a call for voting rights in the streets of New York, at the United Nations and across the nation through the media. The far right is now on the defensive about their attack on voting rights. In collaboration with NAACP, we have put together a video about the impact of the voting right attacks on communities of color. Please take a moment to watch and spread the message to everyone you know.
In the rural South, many people of a certain age have no birth certificate because they were born to a midwife. For them, the barriers to getting a state issued ID without a birth certificate are tremendous. Others are dependent on rides to the polls provided by church-organized Sunday voting drives, which have been shut down in some states.
In 2012, we will work with NAACP to ensure every American has the ability to vote. Across the country, community activists are joining us in that effort. As our video shows, South Carolina doctor Brenda Williams has spent countless hours and thousands of dollars helping her patients clear the financial and legal hurdles associated with satisfying the state's new strict voter ID law.
Dr. Williams is a hero in her community – but she cannot do it alone. It is going to take the efforts of people like you to help strengthen our front line and ensure our right to vote in 2012 and beyond. I urge you to take this opportunity to make this movement your own and stand on the right side of history. Please take a moment to watch this story and share it with your friends.