This string of comments has certainly wandered from the topic. Accountability can certainly be a good thing, but the specific procedures and penalties called for in this bill H.4549 can better be described as 'accountability on steroids.' The penalty doesn't fit the 'crime'. Turning in a stack of 10 voter registration applications a day late is worthy of a $500 fine, and de-listing as a registration agent according to this bill. That's just one example of overkill, with the likely intent just to disincent volunteers from being willing to get involved. That's not serving the public need. If you agree, here's a petition to sign to join the growing voices of opposition to H.4549.
This is a great overall recap of the assault on voter rights going on right under our noses. The House is expected to vote on H.4549 this Tuesday (2/21).
Please call your state representative (http://tiny.cc/FindUrSCRep) and sign my online petition http://tiny.cc/49yhx to tell them to Vote NO on H.4549.
Glenn McConnell went so far as to say on record last year, that the House bill went too far and that 'they'll regret it' (e.g. pushing it so far over the edge past what Voter Right Act would tolerate). And just so y'all know, the House is at it again, with H.4549, that will significantly restrict community-based voter registrations - another way to suppress the vote. If you want more information, and to sign the petition against H.4549, visit http://tiny.cc/49yhx.
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