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Different kind of preaching at Milwaukee-area churches: Educating potential voters on voter ID law

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- A different kind of preaching took place at Milwaukee-area churches on Sunday morning, September 21st. Groups worked to encourage folks to get to the polls on November 4th -- and to educate them on Wisconsin's recently reinstated voter ID law that will require voters to provide photo identification at the polls.

"Wherever I am called, I go and give people the tools they need," Anita Johnson with Citizen Action of Wisconsin.

Johnson worked Sunday morning to encourage churchgoers to put their faith in the electoral process.

Johnson says the work she is doing is non-partisan, and while her message isn't faith-based, she says she's praying the November election goes smoothly.

"There will be a lot of confusion at the polls," Johnson said.

Johnson says it's important voters are educated on the state's voter ID law -- and what is required to vote. She's also offering free rides to the DMV to get a photo ID for voting, and even transportation to polling sites on election day. Johnson says she believes the state's voter ID law unfairly targets students, the elderly and the poor -- those without easy access to photo ID.

"The ones that don`t vote -- tell them about it.  Help them out.  Send them to get their ID.  Vote.  It`s needed," Tracy Dent said.

Johnson says she will be visiting Milwaukee-area churches every Sunday morning until November 4th -- working to help those who need the help, and reinforcing the importance of doing your civic duty.

CLICK HERE for information on acceptable forms of ID for voting

CLICK HERE for details on what you need to do if you’re voting absentee

CLICK HERE for information from the DOT on getting an ID card for voting

CLICK HERE for information on obtaining a FREE state ID for voting

CLICK HERE for complete coverage of Wisconsin's voter ID law via FOX6Now.com.

9 comments

  • diane

    You need an I’d to cash checks..to buy liquor..to some times pick up narcotic..prescriptions…if you drive..legally you have a photo..ID…if you are a legal citizen..it should be easy….and free….this is a good thing….I am a trained. Poll observer I have seen many fishy. .things…and having an ID..will fix some of these practices….you should have to prove who you are..whereb you live..that you can legally vote..and only vote once…

      • R

        It’s completely non-partisan. She’s letting people know what it takes to vote and giving them Lena Taylor’s mother’s address if they need a home address for registration like the other nine people registered there. You know, for the promise of voting Democrat.

  • dancing in the ruins

    this makes no sense. so these people are saying that it’s difficult for students, elderly, and poor to get to the dmv to get an id? but yet they seem to manage to get to the polls to vote… what a crock.

  • What!

    “There will be a lot of confusion at the polls,” Johnson said. No, there will be a lot less confusion when all you have to do show a simple I.D.

  • dancing in the ruins

    So what do these people do when the police, emergency personnel, cashiers at banks or liquor stores, etc. want to see their ID? I mean, how do you go about daily life in this day and age without a picture ID? And who are these ‘students’ they are claiming are having a hard time getting an ID?

  • ♦♦♦♦ diamonds and rust ♦♦♦♦

    So what do these people do when the police, emergency personnel, cashiers at banks or liquor stores, etc. want to see their ID? I mean, how do you go about daily life in this day and age without a picture ID? And who are these ‘students’ they are claiming are having a hard time getting an ID?

  • Melanie

    For decades now, political organizers have used (and I mean that word fully) the pulpits of weak and power hungry pastors to deliver their own message. This is no different. Do even the tiniest bit of reseach on Citizen Action and you will find that they are clearly and undoubtedly a Democratic organization. Any Church that allows this type of organization (Democrat, Republican or other) into its sanctuary might as well just call itself a community center, not a church. This does not glorify God. It glorifies politics/government. “Johnson worked Sunday morning to encourage churchgoers to put their faith in the electoral process.”

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