Uncage the Voters!

Posted by John Atlas on October 23, 2008

Here at Rooflines, we’ve been tracking recent reports from key swing states uncovering a coordinated GOP election strategy for suppressing votes of foreclosure victims.

ACORN yesterday released a report that examines the facts and potential impact these challenges can have on the presidential election.

Members of the press were invited to the home of foreclosure victim Mary Wilson to discuss the real impact of “foreclosure caging.”

The ACORN report calls on the McCain-Palin campaign and the Republican National Committee to take affirmative steps to ensure that the voting rights of foreclosure victims are not challenged by any operatives or agents of their campaigns or parties by using foreclosure lists to challenge votes.

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John Atlas is president and one of the founders of NHI. Atlas is the author of Seeds of Change: The Story of ACORN, America's Most Controversial Antipoverty Community Organizing Group (Vanderbilt University Press, 2010), a story about one group’s efforts to reduce inequality. Atlas lives in Montclair, NJ, and is working on an upcoming theatrical documentary funded by the Sundance Institute, Tribeca Film Institute, and PBS.

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