NLCHP Adds Charges in Wisconsin Voter ID Suit
Amended Complaint Says Law Violates Voting Rights Act Protections for Minorities
March 02, 2012
The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, the American Civil
Liberties Union, the ACLU of Wisconsin, and Dechert LLP have amended
their challenge of Wisconsin's voter ID law to include charges that it
illegally blocks minorities and veterans from accessing the ballot box.
suit also seeks an injunction to allow many of the named plaintiffs to
vote on April 3, when Wisconsin will hold its presidential primary and
Today's filing strengthens a federal challenge
against one of America's most restrictive voter ID laws, which will
affect a broad range of Wisconsinites. Plaintiffs in the case include
white, black, and Latino voters; homeless and low-income citizens;
veterans; and students.
"These new charges can't be ignored," said Karen Cunningham, legal
director at the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty.
"Minorities and veterans are severely over-represented among homeless
and poor people, whose votes this law most endangers."
To read the full press release, click here.
To read a copy of the amended complaint,