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Bush's Veterans Affairs Department Continues to Ban Voter Registration Drives at Veterans Facilities

Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz asks: "What is the secretary of Veterans Affairs thinking?"
This past May, the Veterans Affairs Department, led by Secretary James Peake, issued a directive prohibiting nonpartisan voter registration drives “at federally financed nursing homes, rehabilitation centers and shelters for homeless veterans.” In today’s New York Times, Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz writes, “What is the secretary of Veterans Affairs thinking?“:
Faiz Shakir is the Research Director at the Center for American Progress and serves as Editor of ThinkProgress.org and The Progress Report.