Wednesday, April 13, 2005


The State Senate voted today and passed AB-63 or the Voter ID bill, Gov. Doyle wil veto this bill. While I am upset that all the Republicans State Senators voted for this bill, that is too be expected of them. I am far more upset and shocked that Senators Jeffery Plale and Tim Carpenter of Milwaukee would vote for this bill given the make up of their districts.

Democratic State Senators Jeffrey Plale and Tim Carpenter voted against the rights of minorities, the elderly, and students today by voting for AB-63 today with the republicans. What disgusts me even more about this, is that both Democrats voted against the rights of their constituents. Jeffery Plale’s district includes the UW-Milwaukee’s campus, which for the first time ever in this last election, voted in large numbers. Tim Carpenter’s district includes the South Side of Milwaukee, which contains a lot of Hispanics and Elderly; these are the groups that are going to be disenfranchised by this requirement. Democrats and constituents of these two State Senators need to flood their respective offices tomorrow and let them know that we did not elect them to take out voting rights away:

Call Senator Jeffrey Plale:
Madison:Tel: 608-266-7505
Fax: 608-266-7483

Tel: 414-764-5292

Email: sen.plale@legis.state.wi.us

Call Senator Tim Carpenter:
Tel: 608-266-8535 or 800-249-3543
Fax: 608-282-3543

Tel: 414-383-9161

Email: sen.carpenter@legis.state.wi.us

A complete breakdown of the vote can be found here

And the full text of the bill can be found here