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Voting Rights Under Assault - Doug Bonney of ACLU Foundation of Kansas

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Chief Counsel and Legal Director for the ACLU Foundation of Kansas Doug Bonney spoke at the Taking Back Kansas convention on why the defense of the right to vote matters today. "For the first 150 years Kansas was on a one-way street leading to gradual expansion of voting rights, but shortly after Kansas' sesquicentennial on Jan. 29, 2011, that history changed." Why? Kris Kobach was elected, and then Kansas legislature passed and Gov. Brownback signed the SAFE Act, supposedly for secure and fair elections. Doug talks about the SAFE Act and tears apart the claims of Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach in regard to voter right infringement. "There's no evidence of an organized effort to register non-citizens to throw elections. But with the mounting number of voters on the suspense list in Kansas, there is clear evidence that the cure for this non-existent problem is far worse than the malady it seeks to remedy." Doug Bonney, chief counsel and legal director for the ACLU Foundation of Kansas "If you don't like the decisions that your elected representatives make, tell them so. If they don't listen to you, engage in the political process to elect new representatives who WILL listen to you." ACLU sues Kansas over voter registration requirements: http://www.projectvote.org/in-the-news/1045-aclu-sues-kansas-over-voter-registration-requirements.html Tea Party Favorites Sue Federal Government Over Voter Proof-Of-Citizenship Law: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/21/kris-kobach-ken-bennett_n_3791621.html Kansas will employ dual voting system in Tuesday primaries: http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article940061.html Doug Bonney received his law degree from the University of Kansas in 1985 and is licensed to practice law in the federal and state courts in both Missouri and Kansas. Doug has been Chief Counsel and Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Kansas (http://aclukansas.org) since September 1, 2008. Before that, Doug was in private practice, primarily representing labor unions. ~~~~~~~~~~ Hosted by Women for Kansas as a grassroots women's initiative designed to energize and educate women from across the state, the Taking Back Kansas convention gave women the knowledge and tools to go back to their communities to get out the vote for a new Kansas governor, secretary of state and U.S. Senator. 500 women from more than 88 communities attended the events from Aug.29-30, 2014, in Wichita. http://WomenForKansas.org http://facebook.com/WomenForKansas http://twitter.com/women4KS #women4KS