Saturday, July 28, 2012

Update On Pennsylvania Voter ID Law, Et. Al.

A special message from the Independence Hall Tea Party Association:
Dear Members and Friends,

Just in:  Contempt of Congress AG Eric Holder has ordered the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate 
Pennsylvania's newly enacted Voter ID law--adding an additional hurdle for the law to overcome if it's to be implemented on election day, Tuesday, November 6

The timing of the investigation is quite suspect since a Commonwealth Court hearing challenging the law began in Harrisburg this Wednesday, July 25

The hearing, expected to last 5-7 days, is open to the public.  (We encourage you to attend if possible--details below.)

And what usual suspects do we find standing behind the lawsuit?  Why the
American Civil Liberties Union and their allies, of course. 

The Voter ID law, which enhances voter integrity by making voter fraud more difficult to conduct, was signed by Gov. Tom Corbett earlier this year.  Its passage has obviously frightened the Obama administration and its cohorts.

In other matters: Association member Barb Campbell has forwarded a general request by Gov. Mike Huckabee to make Wednesday, August 1, 'Chick Fil-A Appreciation Day.' 

In line with our Black Friday BuyCott (2011) and Whole Foods BuyCott (2009), we'll call this our 'Chick Fil-A BuyCott, 2012.'

In Gov. Huckabee's own words:

"....The goal is simple: Let's affirm a business that operates on Christian principles and whose executives are willing to take a stand for the Godly values we espouse by simply showing up and eating at Chick Fil-A on Wednesday, August 1.... 

"This effort is not being launched by the Chick Fil-A company....
Simply affirm [your] appreciation for a company run by Christian principles by showing up on Wednesday, August 1 or by participating online--tweeting your support or sending a message on Facebook."

Commonwealth Court Hearing on Voter ID
When:   Ongoing.
Where:  Courtroom 3002, Pennsylvania Judicial Center, 601 
                Commonwealth Ave., Harrisburg, PA.
 Who:     Hearing before Judge Robert Simpson and open to the public. 

                We'll try to arrange car pools for those who are interested in
                attending.  Please let us know if you are driving and would like
                company or are in need of a ride by calling 215.663.1983. 
                Many thanks!

Chick Fil-A BuyCott
When:   Wednesday, August 1, during restaurant hours.
Where:  Your neighborhood Chick Fil-A.

Hope to see you!

On behalf of the Association Board,
Teri Adams

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