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Published on Oct 1, 2012
(Saint Paul, Minnesota) -- "Not being able to vote is like not having your voice... literally being silenced." Hmong community members have come together in an expression of opposition to the proposed voter ID amendment, citing its negative impact on democratic participation.
Tiv thaiv kom peb txhua leej muaj kev vaj huam sib luag. Pov npav NO rau Voter ID.
Video produced by Line Break Media as part of the broader Voices for Voting Rights campaign. For more about Voices for Voting Rights: http://bit.ly/S9UDeg
Partners include: African American Leadership Forum, Be the Vote 2012, CAPI, Centro Campesino, Color the Vote, Community Action of Minneapolis, Sagrado Corazón de Jesús, Lao Family Community, Main Street Project, Native Vote Alliance of Minnesota, Organizing Apprenticeship Project, and Somali Action Alliance. This initiative of multiracial, multicultural organizations is focused on building community power, voice, and access at the polling booth and beyond.
Individuals featured in the video: Pakou Hang, Liz Xiong, Long Yang