**Please spread the word far and wide, voters will NOT be required to provide a photo ID card when voting in the November elections.**
This is great news! More than 300,000 Wisconsinites would have been stopped from casting their ballot because of photo ID. Republicans were shameless in trying to change the game, confuse voters and rig the electorate at the last minute in their favor.
“The U.S. Supreme Court is correct in ruling that the ill-advised, voter suppressing photo ID law not be implemented weeks before Election Day,” said Phil Neuenfeldt, President of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO. “Any other decision would have immediately disenfranchised voters in direct conflict with our constitution. While Scott Walker wanted to confuse voters and rig the electorate in his favor, the Supreme Court has sided with the people.”
“This is a victory for democracy and a defeat for Scott Walker’s shady brand of politics,” said Stephanie Bloomingdale, Secretary-Treasurer of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO. “Gov. Walker’s policies show a pattern of disrespect for citizen rights. Whether it is worker rights, voting rights or women’s rights – Scott Walker is on the wrong side of history. Today’s ruling reaffirms that Walker’s out-of-touch, anti-democracy, anti-worker agenda is wrong for Wisconsin.”