VA Republicans Continue to Focus Like a Laser Beam on Jobs, Economy. Not.

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    From Sen. Adam Ebbin’s Facebook page:

    Adam Ebbin

    Controversial bills on today’s calendar deal with workers’ comp, voter suppression, ultrasound, continuing contracts for teachers, HPV vaccinations and charter schools…

    As you can see, Virginia Republicans continue their laser-like focus on jobs and the economy. Not.

    P.S. Speaking of which, a voter suppression bill passed the Senate today on a strictly party-line vote, with Bill Bolling breaking the tie. Don’t anyone ever tell me again that their vote doesn’t matter, that elections don’t matter, or that local and state elections are not important.

    • Elaine in Roanoke

      After this voter-suppression horror, it will become the responsibility of all of us to be sure voters, especially newly-registered voters, know that they can bring quite a few documents to prove their identity. It doesn’t have to be a photo ID. It can be a voter card, a social security card, a utility bill with name and address, etc.  

    • Elaine in Roanoke

      ID’s: “Commonwealth of Virginia voter registration card, his social security card, his valid Virginia driver’s license, or any other identification card issued by a government agency of the Commonwealth, one of its political subdivisions, or the United States; or any valid student identification card issued by any four-year institution of higher education located in the Commonwealth of Virginia; any valid employee identification card containing a photograph of the voter and issued by an employer of the voter in the ordinary course of the employer’s business; or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, or paycheck that shows the name and address of the voter.”

      (Note the unnecessary use of “his,” that “universal masculine.” That fits this bunch.) I think we need to make sure that voters know the rights they still have under this travesty. Otherwise, in parts of the state, they will be told they must have a photo ID.

      I don’t know how they will reconcile this monstrosity with the fact that homeless persons still have the right to vote, but many do not have a driver’s license, a paycheck stub, a utility bill, etc. If they live in a shelter, they formerly have been able to give that address on their voter information.

    • jwsevert

      Don’t anyone ever tell me again that a moderate or conservative Democrat officeholder is no better than a Republican.

      I sure miss Roscoe and Edd.