Today on Your Call: What is the status of voter rights in the U.S.?

Aug 30, 2012

On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about the sudden proliferation of voter ID laws. Before 2006, no state had voter identification laws. But since 2011, 176 restrictive voting bills have been proposed in 41 states.  So what will this mean for November's election?  Join us at 10am PST or post a comment here. Are voter ID laws threatening our democracy?  Or are they preventing voter fraud? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.


Joe Briggs, founder and director of IMPACT, an organization that engages future leaders in the political legislative process.  

Brentin Mock, reporting fellow on voting rights for

Victoria Bassetti, author of Electoral Dysfunction: A survival manual for American voters


Electoral Dysfunction: A survival manual for American voters

Melissa Harris Perry: Voting as a right, not just a privilege

NPR: Voting As A 'Responsibility': How Hard Should It Be?

Washington Post: Voter ID laws threatening our right to vote

Colorlines: Voting Rights 2012

Colorlines: How the Right’s Building a ‘Poll Watcher’ Network for November

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights: The Case Against Voting Photo ID Bills