The House's Prevent Low-Income Americans from Voting Act

News & Politics

Yet another sign that we're zigging when we should be zagging. First we're using taxpayer dollars to both reimburse faith-based organizations who helped with Katrina relief. Then, in a little case that Peek readers may recall, the Salvation Army won the right to fire non-Christians (as well as inadequate ones...) while continuing to receive your taxpayer dollars.

Now this, from Bitch Ph.D.: "The House of Representatives is/was supposed to vote today on H.R. 1461, the Housing Finance Reform Act. It supports creation of affordable housing. Good, right?"

"Well, there's a little provision that's been tacked on by the Republican Study Committee to disqualify non-profits from applying for that money if they've engaged in any voter participation activities in the previous year -- including non-partisan registering of voters. In other words, this provision ties funding low-income housing to suppressing low-income voting. According to today's House minutes, it looks like a final vote on the bill has been postponed; do contact your Representative to ask them to pass the bill without the RSC provision attached."

Now how exactly does it make sense to prevent the registration of voters? (Bitch Ph.D.)

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