Tuesday, March 18, 2014

State Senator Mary Lazich Shows Her True Colors

And, in the process, tells us what legislation like SB324 is all about.

Early voting popular in both Republican and Democratic strongholds. (Wisconsin State Journal, 3/17/2014)

Apparently, she gets her talking points from Rep. Paul Ryan.  Sen. Mary Lazich, R-New Berlin, chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Elections and Urban Affairs, said voter drives like Souls to the Polls are examples of the types of abuse that a state law passed by Democrats in 1985 expressly warns against.

According to its Facebook page, Souls to the Polls is an ecumenical movement convened solely to empower people to exercise their right to vote by providing free transportation to and from the polls.

If you look at the photos here, you will see people of color.

As you will at these websites:

And yet.....the Wisconsin Council of Churches (WCC) provides voter resources, such as providing suggestions for ways to encourage voter registration.  (Highlight and arrows added.)

Members of the WCC
Member Denominational Units
  • African Methodist Episcopal Church 
  • American Baptist Churches of Wisconsin 
  • Armenian Church of America-Eastern Diocese 
  • Christian Church: Disciples of Christ 
  • Christian Methodist Episcopal 
  • Church Church of God in Christ (COGIC) 
  • Church of the Brethren, Illinois and Wisconsin District 
  • Episcopal Church 
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 
  • Greek Orthodox Church, Diocese of Chicago 
  • Mennonite Church USA 
  • Moravian Church, Western District Orthodox Church in America 
  • Presbyterian Church (USA) 
  • Reformed Church in America 
  • United Church of Christ 
  • United Methodist Church 

Associate Member Judicatories 
  • Church Women United in Madison, WI., Inc. 
  • Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee 
  • Madison-area Urban Ministry 
  • Benedictine Women of Madison 
  • The Leadership Council of Women Religious 

Official Observer Judicatories 
  • Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee 
  • Roman Catholic Diocese of Green Bay 
  • Roman Catholic Diocese of LaCrosse

Tell us what's really on your mind, Mary.

Related posts:
Wisconsin Headline? No, the Ohio Legislature Also Approved Model Voter Suppression Legislation from ALEC.  (3/14/2014)
And the hypocrisy just keeps on coming: Republicans can't even give lip service to their "principles".  (2/14/2014)
Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald sez "no" to 40 of his Assembly colleagues.  (12/30/2013)
Your Wisconsin Republican Assembly hard at work promoting Governor Walker's jobs agenda (and GOP principles).  (11/15/2013)
Mary Lazich: Caught in the act of undermining confidence in the voting process.  (11/4/2013) 
The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement asks a question about voter ID laws.  (11/28/2012)
Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) still drinking the Kool-Aid.  (11/12/2012)
Tennessee Supreme Court gives Memphis Public Library cards a thumbs up for voter ID.  (11/4/2012)
Tennessee Court of Appeals ruling pisses off Republicans.  (10/27/2012)
Early voting begins today (Monday, October 22) in Wisconsin.  (10/22/2012)
Judge finds at least one aspect of Tennessee voter ID law "nonsensical".  (8/1/2012)
Judge to weigh in on library cards in Memphis voter ID skirmish.  (7/30/2012)
Library card/voter ID fray in Memphis.  (7/10/2012)
I'd be careful making any long-term Voter ID assessments based on the February 21 primary election turnout.  (2/26/2012)
Hope you signed at least one recall petition, Ruthelle.  (12/5/2011)
True, but why not share a couple of examples with us, Deborah.  (11/11/2011)
Hoping that other state newspapers have similar local news to share.  (10/29/2011)
Walker sez "We're broke" but GAB could spend $600,000 on voter ID public education plan.  (10/12/2011)
ACLU of Wisconsin denounces photo ID policy reversal.  (10/7/2011)
Voter ID:  "A solution without a problem".  (9/25/2011)
Wisconsin State Bar's Civil Rights Section requests AG Holder to monitor Voter ID Bill.  (9/1/2011)
What's the matter with Wisconsin?  (7/27/2011)
Wisconsin Legislative Council information memorandum.  (7/15/2011)
Appleton Alderman Wants Pushback on State Voter ID Bill.  (2/7/2011)

Related reading:
ALEC Exposed:  Democracy, Voter Rights, and Federal Power.  (Center for Media and Democracy, 9/28/2012)
Right-Wing Operatives Take Up ALEC's Voter Suppression Agenda.  (Center for Media and Democracy's PR Watch, 4/19/2012)
Voter Suppression 101.  (Center for American Progress. 4/4/2012)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The lies pile up so fast.

"We had to destroy the village in order to save it."