In the video below Rachel Maddow talks about voter suppression currently occurring against college students, who will no longer be able to use their Student I.D. to vote. This change seems highly unconstitutional to me. Let Republicans know that you want to vote, and have a right to vote! Let the colleges know on Twitter your positions, let top Republican and Democratic leaders know that you deserve the right to vote!
“Molly McDonough turned 18 a few days after the 2012 election. She was arrested during a demonstration at the North Carolina state capitol to ensure that her right to vote is protected. Among a slew of new laws intended to restrict voting rights in North Carolina is an astonishingly cynical law aimed to limit the vote of college students. The parents of students who vote in North Carolina will be penalized on their tax returns, unless the students return home to cast their ballots.
So, if Molly feels more connected to the community surrounding North Carolina State University than she does to the community in which she grew up, or, if she does not have a car and traveling is difficult, or, if she has classes on that day and making a trip across the state would mean missing one of them, her parents will be penalized if she decides to exercise her Constitutional right to vote.
In this video (above) she talks about her experience being arrested at the North Carolina state capitol.”
Do students have the right to vote where they go to college? Are Republicans doing too much to encroach on voting rights? Post your views on this below.