Two events this week in West Philly are designed to help folks navigate the new (and controversial) voter ID law.
State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams will host a “Voter ID Education and Action Rally” on Thursday at the Kingsessing Recreation Center (50th and Kingsessing) at 5 p.m. The rally will be held on the day that Pennsylvania Supreme Court justices will hear an appeal on the implementation of the law for the Nov. 6 election.
Williams is among the many lawmakers who argue that the law unfairly restricts access to the polls.
“While we continue to fight this confusing, unnecessary and utterly disgraceful new law, it’s crucial that voters are made aware of their rights so that they are ready for Election Day,” Williams said.
Members of various civic groups will be on hand to talk to voters about the law. The rally is also a good chance to sign up to volunteer for voter outreach efforts.
The Voter ID law will also be a key topic of conversation on Wednesday during the “Civics 101″ program at the Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library (125 S. 52nd St), beginning at 6 p.m. Everett Butcher, Executive Director of the Chester County Minority Caucus, will discuss the law and be available to answer questions.