Letter to Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft: Stop Endangering Voters’ Access to Ballot
May 11, 2017Download this Resource
Meet five real-life heroes who stood up for the right to vote this year. Challenged by restrictive photo ID laws and voter intimidation, these citizens pushed back against politicians and individual citizens alike to ensure that they – and their communities – have their say at the voting booth. Thanks to their courage and tenacity, all of them will be voting on November 6. Watch the rest of the film series to hear their full stories.
Bettye Jones and her daughter Debra Crawford, detail the long struggle to get a Wisconsin photo ID for Bettye, who was born in the segregated south and never issued a birth certificate.
Bettye is the lead plaintiff in an Advancement Project lawsuit challenging Wisconsin's photo ID law. A court blocked the law – and she is voting on November 6.
Joy and Emmanuel were plaintiffs in Advancement Project’s lawsuit challenging a Missouri photo ID ballot initiative. The court struck down the ballot initiative, and both are voting on November 6.
Joy Lieberman discusses the concern she had about being unable to renew her photo ID, due to a glitch on her birth certificate (her middle name, which she goes by, isn't on it).
Emmanuel Aziz, who has multiple sclerosis and is confined to a wheelchair, explains the difficulties of traveling to multiple offices for the required documentation.
Elvira Diaz talks about the harassment she faced while registering Latino voters in Reno, Nevada, and why she is dedicated to helping her community vote.
Despite the intimidation, Elvira's campaign registered nearly 4,000 voters in Reno.