Friday, September 12, 2008

VA No Longer to Ban Voter Registration Drives

After months of back-and-forth, the Veteran’s Administration announced this week that it would no longer ban voter registration drives at VA facilities. According to an article published in The New York Times, the reversal came after months of pressure from state election officials, voting rights groups and federal lawmakers who said that such drives made it easier for veterans to take part in the political process. “V.A. has always been committed to helping veterans exercise their constitutional right to vote, which they defended for all Americans while serving their nation,” Dr. James B. Peake, secretary of veteran’s affairs told the paper. “We’ve now established a uniform approach to helping those of our patients who need assistance to register and to vote.”

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