FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 26, 2015
Contact: Zainab Javed
PA Young Democrats Applaud Governor Tom Wolf for Online Voter Registration
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Young Democrats President Megan Winters released the following statement after Governor Tom Wolf announced his plan to instate online voter registration in Pennsylvania.
“I can’t thank Governor Wolf enough for bringing online voter registration to Pennsylvania. This monumental decision will expand ballot box access to thousands of Pennsylvanians. Its ease and convenience encourages all people to register to vote, especially young people.
This announcement comes on the heels of the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. For the past decade, the Pennsylvania Republican Party has tried to erase the progress we’ve made in this country to ensure that all Americans have the right to vote. The previous administration oversaw the passage of restrictive voter ID laws, which, thankfully, were struck down by the courts as a burden to citizens.
Governor Wolf is espousing the Democratic Party’s belief that the ballot box should be easily accessible to all Pennsylvanians. This is the kind of change Pennsylvanian voters wanted when they elected Governor Wolf. We’re proud to stand with Governor Wolf today and every day.”
The Pennsylvania Young Democrats are the official youth wing of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party. For more information, visit payoungdems.org.